Winter Wassailing Is Having A Comeback


Traditionally, wassailing wasn’t just a matter of going house to house at Christmastime, singing and extorting drinks. Crop-blessing wassails in England involved special clothes, marching to an apple orchard by torchlight, yelling to chase away evil spirits, and (yes) singing and drinking. And it’s undergoing a revival. – The Guardian


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Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jan/13/fire-cider-and-heavy-metal-morris-dancing-the-resurgence-of-wassailing#new_tab




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