well-dressing

[wel-dres-ing]

noun

(in parts of rural Britain) a traditional ceremony of decorating wells with flowers in thanks for the blessing of an abundant supply of pure water.

Related formswell·dress·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for well dressing

well dressing

noun

the decoration of wells with flowers, etc: a traditional annual ceremony of great antiquity in some parts of Britain, originally associated with the cult of water deities
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