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What is apple orchard wassailing

If you were alive in eighth-century England, you might have heard the local nobleman proclaim “waes hael” — be in good health — at the banquet celebrating the new year. Then you, along with the assembled crowd, would shout “drink hael” in reply, taking a sip of cider from a communal bowl. This tradition, which […]