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Thread #142517 Message #3285939
Posted By: Ross Campbell
06-Jan-12 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Epiphany! Should we be wassailing?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Epiphany! Should we be wassailing?
From Lancaster's http://www.fairfieldassociation.org/latestnews.html news page:-
"Wassailing In Fairfield Millennium Orchard, Saturday January 14th 2012, 3pm – 5pm
Come and join us in this traditional celebration of Old Twelfth Night. Bring drums, pots and pans to bang and clatter as we process through the trees. Both young and old are invited to come dressed as the Oak King or the Apple Queen - we will draw lots to choose the sovereigns of the orchard. Traditional offerings of toast and cider to the trees. Passing of the Wassail Cup. Bonfire. Traditional Wassailing songs taught and performed. Suggested donation £1 per person. John O'Gaunt Morris. And this year we *absolutely will not* cancel whatever the weather!
The orchard is ten minutes walk from Lancaster's railway station (at the end of Sunnyside Lane)."