Wheel of the Year

12 Days of Solstice: Wassailing

Wassailing the Apple Trees, by Pauline Baynes Wassailing Traditions My first awareness of wassailing — from the old Anglo-Saxon phrase Wæs þu hæl meaning “Drink and be healthy” — was as an alternative name for door-to-door carolling at Christmas. In exchange for a song, one was given some grog (essentially a mulled wine or cider)… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice: Wassailing