Saturday, January 17, 2:30pm
Wassail – Waes Hael – means “be of good health”. The Olde English tradition of wassailing, dating back to the 1500s, is a ceremony to wake fruit trees from their winter slumber and scare away evil spirits, ensuring a good harvest.
Join us at the Banfield Park Community Orchard Saturday, January 17th at 2:30 pm. This is an outdoor celebration so dress warmly and bring a lantern or candle in a jar to light the orchard. If it rains, the activities will move inside the Community Centre.
2:30pm – Crowning the Wassail King and Queen
3 pm – The Island Thyme Morris Dancers will lead us in the tradition of singing and toasting to the health of the orchard trees. Hot mulled apple cider (non-alcoholic) will be served for the toast so please bring a mug.
4pm – Feast – Soup and bread will be served.
Volunteers needed, contact Patti firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our pictures from last year.