Drawing on pagan traditions from the cider producing regions of south-west England, the wassail ceremony includes scaring away evil spirits by banging pots and pans and awakening the apple trees with the Wassail song, before blessing them with cider from the previous year’s harvest.

Be sure to grab your pots to make a racket and help scare away the evil spirits to bring on a bumper crop! 

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