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2017 Bolney Apple Howling

2017 Bolney Apple Howling

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7 January 18:00-21:00
Old Mill Farm
Bolney, Sussex

Apple Howling is a modern revival of the ancient tradition of wassailing. Howling is the local variant of the custom. It is the ritual meant to encourage apple trees to produce a bumper crop. A torchlight procession makes its way to the orchard where the wassailers surround the oldest tree. Cake & cider are offered, then the tree is beaten with sticks & shots are fired into the branches to awaken it from winter slumbers. Wassailing songs are sung, morris dances performed & treats are consumed.

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Start: 01/07/2017 18:00

End: 01/07/2017 21:00

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