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Lughnasadh, The First Harvest Festival of The Year
Holidays >> Lammas
Lughnasadh
Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo-nas-ah), August 1st, is the first harvest festival in the Celtic and Neo-Pagan Year. Like all Celtic Fire Festivals, it begins on the eve of the actual day. Although it later became known as Christian Lammas, it still survives in...
Holidays >> Lammas
The Sacred Wheel: The Sabbats
The Wheel of the Year honors the never ending cycle of life, death, and rebirth. It expresses the belief which Pagan religions hold that time is circular, not linear. The Sabbats are derived from the rich traditions of seasonal festivals as celebrated by...
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
Mabon / The Autumnal Equinox
Mabon is a Sabbat of celebration for the abundance of the harvest; a time meant for us to give thanks through song, dance and feasts. This is a time of balance, when day and night are equal once again; a time of meditation and introspection; a time to slow...
Holidays >> Mabon
Samhain - October 31st
The Celtic year is divided into halves, marked by the two great Fire Festivals of Samhain and Beltaine. The period from Samhain to Beltaine is called "an Ghrian beag" or the "lessor Sun", and the period from Beltaine to Samhain is called &q...
Holidays >> Samhain
I am Pagan
I am Pagan. I am a part of the whole of Nature. The Rocks, the Animals, the Plants, the Elements, and Stars are my relatives. Other humans are my sisters and brothers, whatever their races, colors, genders, sexual orientations, ages, nationalities, religions,...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Tailtiu
Irish. Foster-mother of Lugh, who instituted the Tailtean Games, central event of the Festival of Lughnasadh (Lammas) (1 August), in her memory....
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish

Lughnasadh is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Lughnasadh books and related discussion.

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Lughnasadh 2009 - Order of WhiteOak
www.whiteoakdruids.org.
Lughnasadh: The Journey from Summer into Autumn - The Celtic
Jul 4, 2015 Lughnasadh is the time of the barley moon. In older times, the last stalk of grain was ceremonially cut and crafted into a corn dolly, which could ...
Lammas/Lughnasadh (August) 2008 - Controverscial.com
Lammas is commonly known by several other names: Lughnasadh (named for the Celtic sun god. Lugh), August Eve, Feast of Bread and Harvest Home.
Lammas/Lughnasadh (August) 2009 - Controverscial.com
Lughnasadh. The Lord is bursting forth in all his glory to ripen the grains. Here in New England, this is typified by the ripening of the sweet corn, which I do dearly ...
Wicca
Lughnasadh. September 21 Mabon (Fall Equinox). Holy Days.

Suggested News Resources

Lunasa and Tim O'Brien performs in Celtic nod to St. Patrick
Lunasa is named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival, Lughnasadh, in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts. The musical group was formed in 1997. Since then, it has helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade.
Why I'm Boycotting Lughnasadh
Lughnasadh or “Lammas” is celebrated by many Pagans this weekend. Many call this day the “first harvest”.
Lughnasadh – A Solitary Ritual
Lughnasadh is the first of the three harvest festivals. It's the grain harvest, a festival that would later become the medieval Christian Lammas, or loaf mass.
The Smaller Sabbats (Or Where did Lughnasadh Go?)
Lammas is just a bit more difficult to tackle, the things going on here don't fit neatly into the classic narrative, and they didn't when I lived in Michigan either.
A Blessed Lughnasadh
Today is Lughnasadh (also known as Lammas) the first of three harvest festivals celebrated in many modern Pagan traditions.

Suggested Web Resources

Lughnasadh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lughnasadh or Lughnasa (pronounced /ˈluːnəsə/, LOO-nə-sə; Irish: Lúnasa, / ˈl̪ˠuːn̪ˠəsˠə/; Scottish Gaelic: Lùnastal, [ˈl̪ˠu:nəsd̥əl̪ˠ]; Manx: ...
Deeper Into Lughnasadh | Order of Bards and Druids
by Eilthireach Also known as Lammas, or First Harvest, the name of this festival as Lughnasadh is Irish Gaelic for "Commemoration of Lugh". Some authors give  ...
Wiccan, Pagan and Witchcraft Holidays., July 31st. "Lughnasadh" or
At Lammas, sometimes called Lughnasadh, it's time to celebrate the first harvest of the year, and recognize that the hot summer days will soon come to an end.
Lughnasadh - Overview by Christina - Witchvox Article
At Lughnasadh, the Wheel of the Year begins to shift from growing time to harvest time. The subtle changes of the waning sun that occurred at Summer Solstice ...
Why I'm Boycotting Lughnasadh - Patheos
Jul 31, 2015 That's kind of how I feel about Lughnasadh. Lughnasadh or “Lammas” is celebrated by many Pagans this weekend. Many call this day the “first ...

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