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Make a Christmas pudding this Stir-Up Sunday

Christmas and Coins

Stir-up Sunday is the last Sunday before Advent and is traditionally the day when Christmas puddings should be made to give them enough time to mature before the big day. Everyone gathers round to stir the pudding mix and make a wish as they take their turn. Then one last ingredient is added, the most important one of all, because if you find the sixpence on your plate come Christmas day it’s said you’ll be blessed with good luck.

This year the day falls on 26 November 2017. Are you taking part in this fun family activity? We’d love to see how you’re getting on. Be sure to share your #stirupsunday with us on social media. You’ll find The Royal Mint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Continue the tradition

With the turkey eaten and crackers pulled, no Christmas dinner is complete without a serving of Christmas pudding. Homemade or off-the-shelf, don’t forget to add a sprinkle of good luck, because it’s just not Christmas without a sixpence in your pudding.

Serve up a slice of good luck

Stir this silver coin into the mixing bowl, make a wish and serve up an extra special slice on the big day.