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Causing a stir on a Sunday

Stir up Sunday – the last Sunday before Advent – is the time to prepare your Christmas puddings. Visit St Fagans: National History Museum on 25 November 2007 and try your hand at stirring the ingredients in the traditional Welsh way.

Did you know that a proper Christmas pudding is always stirred from East to West in honour of the three wise men? A Christmas pudding is traditionally made with 13 ingredients to represent Christ and his disciples and every member of the family must give the pudding a stir and make a secret wish.


These are some of the traditions John Haydn from Llanwit Major will be sharing with visitors while demonstrating how to prepare Christmas puddings at Llwyn-yr-Eos Farmhouse on Sunday between 11am and 1pm and 2pm and 4pm.


The puddings made by John Haydn with the help of visitors, using ingredients kindly donated by Tesco, Culverhouse Cross, will then be cooked and given to the Salvation Army in Cardiff.  


Entry to the Museum and the event is free thanks to the support of the Welsh Assembly Government and for further details about how St Fagans is celebrating Christmas, please visit


 The National Wool Museum is part of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales which operates six other national museums across Wales. These are National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans: National History Museum, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, National Waterfront Museum and the National Slate Museum, Llanberis.




For further information, please contact Catrin Mears, Communications Officer, tel: 029 2057 3486 or email


Notes to Editors:


Other forthcoming events not to be missed at St Fagans National History Museum include:


  • Preparing for Y Gwyliau on 1 December 2007

(making decorations for the Christmas tree, a free event for families)


  • Y Gwyliau on 5, 6 and 7 December between 6pm and 9pm 

(a magical Christmas evening complete with carols, bands, and children’s entertainment)