Lammas, or Lughnasadh, is one of the 8 sabbats of the pagan year which I kind of feel is the most neglected or forgotten one.
Typically held on the 1st of august, Its colloquy often called “the bread holiday” because it’s all about bread, beer, and other grain-related stuff. It stems from the fact now is the time when the first harvests start to happen. Grains are cut down and begin to be stored and processed. Apples and Corn also play a large part in meals and alter decoration for the same reasons.
It’s an odd one because it’s still warm and nights relatively short and light, but we have to start preparing for the coming dark and cold. It’s kind of a bittersweet feeling.
As a marker of progress in your personal projects or self-reflection, now should be when you look at all you have gained from those things you started on. Look at how far you have come with your goals for this year and what you have gained from it. Alternatively, if things haven’t gone well, look at why it went that way and what you can learn from that.
Its also Traditionally a big time for pagans who pay tribute to the Celtic deity Lugh, who was a god of crafting and mastery of skills. It’s a good time to dust off any hobbies that have been neglected or to do any projects or repairs that have been waiting in the wings.
It’s also a good excuse to make some lovely home-made bread.
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