Lughnasadh or Lammas  

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The next Sabbat coming up, is Lughnasadh, also known as 'Lammas' and falls on Saturday, August 1st this year.

This Celtic harvest festival takes its name from the Irish God Lugh, one of the chief Gods of the Tuatha De Danann, giving us Lughnasadh in Ireland, Lunasdál in Scotland, and Laa Luanys in the Isle of Man.

Lughnasadh falls midway between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. It is a cross-quarter holiday, which is the first in the trilogy of harvest festivals; Lughnasadh, Mabon and finally Samhain. It is at the time of Lughnasadh when the days suddenly seem to shorten and the nights grow longer.

I will have some fun crafts and recipes for Lammas posted in the days to come!

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