Take part in a cider wassailing tradition in Herefordshire

Mortimer Country, Herefordshire

Celebrate this unique Herefordshire New Year tradition to encourage good fruit and a bountiful cider harvest.

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Herefordshire is a great cider producing country that keeps its orchards healthy by traditional means.  On Twelfth night (January 6th), a traditional Wassail is organised by Leominster Morris men.

The Wassail begins by gathering at a pre-arranged country inn, where torches are prepared and a large crowd of followers are led to the orchard. Watch as toast or cake is soaked in cider, then placed in the fork of the tree chosen to represent the orchard. Cider is then sprinkled about the roots of the tree, songs are sung and the Morris men dance. 

Then join the crowd back at the country inn where you will drink, dance and sing the night away.

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