Sunday, 25 November 2012
Today is Stir-Up Sunday in the UK. This day falls on the last Sunday before Advent and the name comes from some words in a prayer which is read on that day. In the prayer, people ask God to "stir up" or encourage them to do good things. As "stir" also means "mix", people began to associate this Sunday with the task of making Christmas pudding as it has to be stirred a lot and should be made several weeks before Christmas.