Stir Up Sunday and The Christmas Silver Six Pence

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.  This Christmas tradition is believed to have been brought over to Britain by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.

A silver sixpence was placed into the pudding mix and every member of the household gave the mix a stir. Whoever found the sixpence in their own piece of the pudding on Christmas Day would see it as a sign that they would enjoy wealth and good luck in the year to come.

Stir Up Sunday falls on Sunday 25th November this year and no Christmas dinner is complete without a serving of Christmas pudding, so don’t forget to order yours with plenty of time to spare.

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