Stir-up Sunday in Epsom – do you still do this?
18th November 2015
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OK – most of us probably get the Christmas Pub from the supermarket, but for those who make their own – Stir-Up Sunday is with us this weekend 22nd November. 

Traditionally, families gather together in the kitchen of their homes to mix and steam Christmas pudding on a Stir up Sunday.

Parents teach their children how to mix ingredients for the pudding. Everyone takes a turn to stir the pudding mix for each person involved is able to make a special wish for the year ahead.

The mixture is stirred from East to West in honour of the three wise men who visited the baby Jesus.

Coins were added to the pudding – and those finding them when they ate the pudding would get Good Luck for the year (and hopefully not a broken tooth).

If your family enjoys their own Stir-Up Sunday – we would love to have some pictures to put on our site. Just email them to us at

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