Here we go, this Sunday is Stir-up Sunday, and the real kick start of Christmas cooking as it is the day to make the traditional British Christmas Pudding.
For me, once the Christmas Puddings are stirred, steamed and wrapped, Christmas begins in earnest.
As the name Stir Up Sunday implies the pudding making is about stirring. The custom brings the family together and each takes a turn stirring the mixture whilst making a wish and adding coins or charms as they do. Finding the charms or coins on Christmas day purportedly brings wealth, health, happiness, and ensures that everyone will eat some pudding to find one!
You do not need to gather around quite as many as in the picture below, but do get family and friends to join in, it is a lovely custom.
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