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The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 10

Health and Safety Myth

Health and safety prevent people putting coins in Christmas puddings.

Reality:

Finding a coin in your pudding on Christmas day is a long-lasting tradition and to some a “good luck” charm.  However, those people who think that indoor lights should not be strung, and snowballs are not to be thrown have been stirring up the mix by also saying it’s too risky to put coins inside puddings for ‘health and safety’ reasons.

Occupational safety and health laws are concerned with what goes on in your workplace, not what you’re eating after a Turkey dinner and does not prevent coins or any other lucky charms from being put in puddings (although it might be a good idea to inform people they may be found).