Banfield Park Community Orchard Wassail 2016

Saturday January 16th, 2:30pm

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Wassail – Waes Hael – “be of good health”. 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. This is a family outdoor celebration. Bring a lantern to light the orchard and dress appropriately for outdoor weather.
2:30pm – Crowning the Wassail King and Queen
3 pm – Morris Dancers
3:30pm Wassail Ceremony – bring a mug for mulled cider
4pm – Feast – Soup and bread will be served.

Event hosted by Vic West Food Security Collective – a project of the Victoria West Community Association

 

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