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Children will learn about the British tradition of All Hallows Eve and the idea of Soul Cakes.
“The old English custom of "soul-caking," or "souling," originated in pre-Reformation days, when singers went about on All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, November 1 and 2, to beg for cakes in remembrance of the dead. One sometimes hears the soulers chanting old rhymes such as:
Soul! Soul! for an apple or two!
If you have no apples, pears will do.
If you have no pears, money will do.
If you have no money, God bless you!
In olden times "soul papers," with solicitations of prayers for the deceased, accompanied the cakes which were given to the parish poor. Householders, as well as churches, bestowed soul cakes as a charity in behalf of the departed.” Catholicculture.org
Note: When constructing the soul cake cut out the rectangle and fold on the dotted line. While folded cut the solid line around the soul cake. Do not cut the hinge.
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