When is Stir-Up Sunday

The date of Stir-Up Sunday 2015 is Sunday 22 November 2015.

Stir-up Sunday falls on the Sunday before Advent  and is traditionally the day for families to make the Christmas pudding, giving it plenty of time for the flavours to develop before Christmas.

Stir-up Sunday Traditions

On Stir-up Sunday it’s a tradition for all members of the family to have a stir of the pudding, whilst making a wish.

Another Christmas pudding tradition is to add an old coin to the mixture. It’s believed that the lucky finder of the coin will be brought wealth. The traditional coins used were an old silver sixpence or threepenny bit. Nowadays a 10 or 20 pence piece will do. Just wash it well, wrap it in tinfoil and drop it into the Christmas pudding whilst giving it it’s final stirs.

Just remember to warn those eating the pudding that they may come across some buried treasure.