Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hundreds gather for Wassail events in England

Here is a report on Wassail events in Somerset in Merry Ole England that appears in the Weston and Somerset Mercury:

"The tradition dates back to early Pagan times, when rural communities would perform ceremonies in January to encourage a healthy apple harvest.

Historical acts were re-created by students from Sandford Primary School at Thatchers cider company in Station Road, Sandford.

Pupils crowned the Wassail king and queen and enjoyed a procession led by the Green Man." ...(Cont.)...