British Pudding Day

Every November 9th is observed as British Pudding Day. This is a day for pudding fans to come together and enjoy the puddings they enjoy the most—whatever that might be. In the United Kingdom, traditional puddings include trifles, boiled and steamed puddings, and more trifles.

Of course, these differ greatly from American puddings—which many Brits would call “custards” and not “pudding.” British pudding can be savory or sweet, and it’s either steamed or boiled in something such as a crock or even an animal’s intestine.

So, it’s easy to see that British and American puddings differ greatly, but that’s okay because everyone around the world can celebrate this holiday any way they see fit.

The History of British Pudding Day

British pudding can generally be traced back to the 14th century. The word itself is derived from the Middle English word “poding,” which means to fill animal stomachs with meat. The British conception of pudding has changed through the centuries, however, and the modern British pudding is more akin to a dessert than the Medieval version.

That’s because, during the 1600s, English puddings evolved to be categorized into either meat-based puddings or sweet puddings. As far as the history of this holiday is concerned, we’re unsure when it started. We do know that it’s been around for quite some time, but we’re unsure of who created this holiday or when they created it.

We’re not even really sure if it originated in Great Britain. After all, this holiday could’ve been created by someone who was a fan of British pudding.

Observing British Pudding Day

This is a great day to enjoy not only British pudding but any pudding that you personally enjoy. And there are a ton of different puddings from around the world that people can enjoy.

These include Christmas puddings, banana puddings, sticky toffee puddings, rice puddings, blood puddings, Yorkshire pudding, lemon puddings, steak and kidney puddings, Spotted Dick, summer pudding, tapioca three ways, Waldorf pudding, or even white pudding.

Just choose the one you like and enjoy them. And while you’re doing so, use the hashtag #BritishPuddingDay on social media to spread the word about your favorite.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 9 Saturday
Next year (2025)
November 9 Sunday
Last year (2023)
November 9 Thursday
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