Cross Buns refer to an Easter Bread/Bun with a symbol of a cross on top which are prepared by many households during Maundy Thursday (Pesaha Vyazham) in  Kerala, India. Some are distributed or given away  by those who can afford to prepare some pieces and give it away to neighbors starting at Maundy Thursday

It is said to be called also as Pesaha Bun because it is generally made on Maundy Thursday (Pesaha Vyazham in Malayalam).