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Tuesday, December 11, Second Week in Advent
The word wassail comes from Old Norse vas heil a toast meaning good health.
The wassail bowl was a wooden bowl into which people dipped their cups for a beverage in preparation for a toast on ceremonial occasions.
At Christmas, the poor in England would go wassailing, which meant dancing and singing in the neighborhood streets, hoping that householders would give them a warm drink from their wassail bowl