Traditional Wassails Celebrated Throughout UK
Despite the snow causing a standstill throughout the UK,
traditional Wassails were celebrated throughout January to bid
welcome and good health to 2013 apple and pear crops.
The ancient tradition is to awaken the cider apple
trees and to scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest
of fruit in the autumn.
Here are some great Wassail events that took place
Queen crowned at village's wintry wassail ceremony
It would take more than four inches of snow and bitter
winds to stop the village of Kilmersdon from keeping up an ancient
Wassail and workout!
Stoke Gabriel Wassail on Saturday combines ancient
ceremony with a glorious mid-winter folk festival of Morris
dancing, mummers players, storytelling, folk music and local
home-made food and drink.
Somerset Wassail ceremony at Rich's Farmhouse Cider
With the first snowflakes of the new year falling on
Somerset, it might seem a touch early to be contemplating the next
season's apple crop, but cider fans in Burnham and Highbridge are
determined to ensure their local orchard gets off to the best start
Willesden Wassail took place over the weekend
High Street shops were blessed and sang to by more
than 100 residents as part of an ancient ritual, which returned to
Willesden Green this weekend.
Wassail celebrates Norwich pub's cider
A traditional Wassail celebration was held at a
Norwich pub last night to celebrate its status as East Anglia Cider
Pub of the Year for 2012.
Cider-makers ward off evil spirits
Cider producer Thatchers has invoked an ancient
tradition to secure a good supply of apples for the coming
Wassailers keeping tradition alive with toast, cider and
A rural custom with its origins in
pre-Christian times was re-enacted in the East Cornwall parish of
Linkinhorne at the weekend.
Traditional Wassail Celebrated At Museum
A traditional wassail was celebrated on
Saturday night to bid welcome and good health to 2013 apple
and pear crops the museum orchard at Raglan Cider Mill,