From 17th-century party games to spooky charms, we dig into the origins of one of the oldest living customs still observed in modern times: Valentine's Day.
Soak your toast in cider, grab your pans and wooden spoons, and head out into your nearest orchard to awaken the sleeping trees and wassail the evil spirits away.
Yule and Christmas... there's a connection there, surely. So, what's the difference? Is one Christian and the other Pagan, or is there more to it than that? And why, when decking the halls with boughs of holly, are we encouraged to don gay apparel and "troll the ancient Yuletide carol"? Where does Yule end and Christmas begin?
Ready to start wassailing? Not even sure what wassailing is? Here's everything you need to know to get a good wassail going.
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