Wassail: YULE TRADITIONS AND SYMBOLS

Wassail: The original name of an apple orchard fertility ritual, the term “wassail” came to us from the Anglo-Saxons and means to hail or salute.

The actual ritual was a matter of saluting the trees and sprinkling them with a mixture of eggs and apples to which wine, ale, or cider was added.

This consecration was believed to increase the apple yield for the coming year