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Thread #166986   Message #4021850
Posted By: Tradsinger
01-Dec-19 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Anyone wassailing this Christmas?
Subject: Anyone wassailing this Christmas?
I'm sure that many of you, including me, will be attending wassails in January, singing around a tree with all the accompanying ceremony, but is anyone (apart from the Bodmin Wassailers) actually going around the houses at Christmas and the New Year with a wassail bowl, singing the song and wishing the occupants a Happy New Year etc. I mention this as the old Gloucestershire custom was always house-to-house, not the orchard wassail, and was done around Christmas or the New Year, but these days the only sort of wassail I hear of locally is the orchard wassail.