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Plum Pudding Day

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Plum Pudding Day

When : Always February 12th

Plum Pudding Day is your chance to eat some plum pudding. Doesn't this make you happy!?! You must admit, if it wasn't Plum Pudding Day, you probably wouldn't even think about plum pudding, let alone eat some.

Participating in Plum Pudding Day may take a little work. You will find vanilla and chocolate pudding on store shelves. You'll find banana and tapioca pudding, too. Unfortunately, we do not believe there is a packaged Plum Pudding on the market. That means you get the joy of finding a recipe and making it from scratch. You can also seek out a restaurant that serves it. Tip: call and check before you go.

Plums are popular in Chinese and Asian cuisine. It is likely that this day originated either in Asia, or was created by someone enjoying a Chinese plum pudding dessert.

Origin of Plum Pudding Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

We did find some reference to "National" Plum Pudding Day. But, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

This Day in History February 12
Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Emperor (881)
A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason. (1554)
Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day). (1773)
The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west. (1825)
African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil. (1946)
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    never had plum piudding! HAPPY MARDI GRAS day!
    1709 days ago
    Thinking I'm not going to try plum pudding. I make plum butter nnd like that though.
    1709 days ago
    Plum crisp, yes. Plums by themselves, yes. Pudding, no.
    1709 days ago
  • PMAY0313
    1709 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    I make my own Christmas [Plum} puddings every year with nary a plum to be seen.
    First time I made one for my non Brit husband he wanted it served with hard sauce,
    I made some but found it too sweet so I made custard too. Yum!!!

    1710 days ago
    *And* do you know that plum pudding doesn't and never did contain what we call plums? In Medieval times what we now call raisins were called plums, hence the name of the pudding. Here in Canada, plum pudding is available in most grocery stores during the Christmas shopping period. We always had plum pudding with Christmas dinner in my childhood, and DW has made if for me since then. Now I make it for our Christmas dinner and for a couple of other family members and some friends. I think it's making a come-back!
    1710 days ago
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