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Kāpūtahi Community Orchard 5th Birthday Winter Celebration

03/08/2019 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wassail (Good Health / Kia Ora) traditionally celebrated the 12th Night end of the Christmas New Year festival. Things got messed up when the calendar changed, and we’re in the Southern Hemisphere…

So come join us at the Orchard and celebrate the ending of Matariki, the start of the Orchard New Year and the approach of spring.

Rough programme:

3:30ish: *Shared afternoon tea*
Please bring something if you can, but there’s always plenty.

4:30ish: *Something fun*
Last year it was a food forest themed pass the parcel, followed by a walk round the Orchard.
This year we’ll see.

5:30ish: *Birthday Wassail*
Our local take on the traditional English Apple Wassail…
As the sun sets, we’ll light the thermette and lanterns, and recite our Wassail words, thanking our trees and our community and wishing everyone Good Health for the year to come, with a toast of wassail drink, Birthday cake and candles.

If the weather is too horrible, we will postpone either to Sunday or next weekend.
Check our Facebook page or email if you are unsure.


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Kāpūtahi Community Orchard
581 Marshland Rd
Christchurch, New Zealand
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