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Lughnasadh or Lammas August 1st
Myth and Magic

Lughnasadh or Lammas August 1st

August 1st is the celebration of Lughnasadh in the Pagan wheel of the year. Also known as Lammas, or First Harvest, the name of this festival – Lughnasadh – is Irish Gaelic for “Commemoration of Lugh”. Lughnasadh marks the beginning of the noticeable descent of the Sun into the darkness […]

Lammas or Lughnasadh – First Harvest Celebrations
Myth and Magic

Lammas or Lughnasadh – First Harvest Celebrations

August 1st sees the Wheel of The Year turn to harvest time (almost!) Lammas,¬†from the¬†Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, (loaf-mass), refers to the First Harvest. In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle it is called ‘the feast of first fruits’. In past times, in many parts of England, tenants were bound to present freshly harvested wheat […]