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Wassail 2014 - Saturday 18 January, 2-4pm

posted 8 Jan 2014, 06:51 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 8 Jan 2014, 07:42 ]

The orchard welcomes one and all to

Toast the trees for a fruitful harvest

Bring ribbons, clouties & shining things to dress the trees

Enjoy homemade cakes and mulled Orchard juice

Make merry with Pigsty Morris

Find out how to join a pioneering Bristol orchard

'Wassail' comes from the Anglo-Saxon waes haeil - to be healthy. Wassailing apple trees is a way of encouraging a good crop. Traditionally taking place after dark on Old Twelfth Night, 17 January, wassailing could also occur on other days around Christmas and the New Year.

This community event happens snow, sun, or rain. All ages welcome (and dogs on leads).

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