Members of American Association of University Women (AAUW) will celebrate the season on Saturday December 7 to have their traditional Wassail, festive food and fun with fellow members, family and friends at the lovely home of member Charlotte Joseph from 10 a.m. to 12 noon beautifully decorated for this season.
The tradition of wassailing falls into two distinct categories: the house-visiting wassail and the orchard-visiting wassail. The house-visiting wassail is the practice of people going door-to-door, singing and offering a drink from the wassail bowl in exchange for gifts; this practice still exists, but has largely been displaced by carol9ing. The orchard-visiting wassail refers to the ancient custom of visiting orchards in cider-producing regions of England, reciting incantations and singing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year.
AAUW Membership is open to those with an AA degree or higher. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. To learn more about membership in AAUW, please go to www.aauw-longbeach.org.
This article was released by the American Association of University Women Long Beach Chapter.