Tarring Wassail in 2024

Share this

The date and time of the Tarring Wassail in 2024 will be Friday 5 January 2024 at 8 p.m.

Source: Sompting Village Morris Facebook Page.

Tarring Wassail in 2023

The Tarring Wassail in 2023

On Thursday 5th of January 2023 at 8pm, the ancient custom of wassailing took place in Tarring Village, Worthing.

The weather was dry and perfect for this annual event. As in previous years, the Sompting Village Morris splendidly provided the mainstay of The Wassail torchlit parade along the High Street in Tarring. Many residents of Tarring and Worthing turned out to enjoy this ever popular and spectacular event.

About Wassailing

This medieval ritual of wassailing (especially popular in the cider producing regions of England) involves short bursts of noise and singing, thus ensuring a good cider apple harvest the following year.

Tarring Wassail in 2023

The procession started at the northern end of the High Street and proceeded down to the Parsonage Restaurant. The parade then worked its way back up to the Vine Pub in the High Street, where a Wassail ceremony took place by an apple tree in the pub garden.

More photographs from the Tarring Wassail

Tarring Wassail in 2023
Tarring Wassail in 2023

Related post: May Day in Tarring, Worthing 2023

Recent posts in Worthing. View all in Worthing.

Share this

Comments are welcome and moderated.

The link to my contact page (should you wish to contact me privately) is at the foot of this page.

Here is the link to my Comments Policy.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to Top