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Wassailing the cider orchard

The new wassail queen drinks a draught of cider. A piece of toast dipped in cider, well known as the favourite food of good spirits, is up t...

I have a "thing" for cool coffee mugs. I said COOL, not corny or joke ones. I like to have a collection and choose a cup reflecting my mood that morning, or have a nice selection for others to choose from :)

Apple Tree Custom Trees are Toasted with Mulled Cider While Singing a Wassail Song

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Wassail Song - 5" x 7" print by Danielle Barlow

In the cider-producing counties in the South West or South East England wassailing was a centuries old traditional ceremony with pagan origins where groups sang and drank the health of trees on Twelfth Night in the hopes that they might better thrive. The purpose of wassailing is to awaken the cider apple trees and to scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest in the autumn.