There are many wassail traditions such as “toasting” to good health, wassailing and the blessing of the fruit or trees. Wassaling is the act of visiting neighbors, singing carols and sharing a cup of warm spiced ale. Back in the day, spiced cider was offered as an ancient honor to the fruit trees. Bread or cake was soaked in the wassail and buried at the tree roots or hung from the branches to ensure a good harvest for the coming year. The soaked bread was meant to placate the tree spirits and keep them well fed until the next harvest. Wassail songs are being revived today in pubs and farm throughout England and the old custom of blessing the crops is being revived as well.