Lammas / Lughnasadh
August 1 – Lammas or Lughnasadh is the first of the three Gaelic harvest festivals, the other two being the Mabon and Samhain, it’s a feast of thanksgiving for grain and bread, which symbolizes the first fruits of the harvest. The plants of spring wither and drop seeds to ensure future crops. Grains are ready to be harvested and the fruits are ripe for picking.
Like all harvest festivals, this is a time to give thanks. It’s also a time when we celebrate our skills, the product of our own labor comes together with the gifts of Mother Nature.
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Traditions and Symbols – Roman gods Mercury and Permona, the Greek god Demetra goddess of grain, corn and harvest.
Food – Wheat, Corn, Sunflowers (seeds), Blackberries, Bread
Incense – Aloes, Rose, Sandalwood
Stones – Carnelian
Animals – Deer, Calves, Roosters