Banfield Park Community Orchard Wassail Event – Saturday January 14th 2017, 2:30pm
Wassail – Waes Hael – “be of good health”.
The Olde English tradition of wassailing dates back to the 1500s. The tradition stands as a ceremony to awaken fruit trees from their winter slumber and scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest. You’re invited to this festive family-oriented outdoor celebration. Meet in the orchard to share in the fun by bringing a lantern to help light the orchard!
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.
Shared on behalf of the Vic West Food Security Collective – a project of the VWCA