Wassailing With Chalice January 2023

Chalice Morris Men performing at the Ad Astra Cider Wassail 2023

January was the month of Wassail, and below is a potted history of Wassailing

What does wassail mean?

The word “wassail” comes from the Middle English toast, “waes hael”, meaning “be thou hale”, which in turn means “be in good health”. The phrase, “waes hael” dates back to pre-Norman times, so if you do decide to get outside and try a quick wassail, you’ll be following a time-honoured tradition. If someone says “waes hael” to you, with or without warning, the appropriate answer is “drinc hael”, which certainly suits most people’s pre-Christmas social activities well enough.

The above is an extract from an article and is used by courtesy of Tradfolk : https://tradfolk.co/customs/wassailing/wassailing/

During January Chalice MM performed at some wassail events this January, as the following photos will show, ensuring that there will be a copious supply of cider apples for the coming year, !!