Wassailing or 12th Night

Waiting for the Greenman

Waiting for the Greenman

The Greenman
The Green-man

Sait George and the Dragon
Saint George and the Dragon

The Dragon
The Dragon

Wassailing/Yulesinging takes place on Twelfth Night. In this occasion a large crowd of people wait for the arrival of the Green-Man by boat from further up the river Thames. On landing he performs the traditional wassailing. He then is received by a troupe of Mummers who proceed to perform a parody of George and the Dragon and contemporary England and politicians.

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