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Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh is a Gaelic holiday traditionally associated with the first of August. It's concerning the god Lugh.

Also known as Lammas, Lughnasadh is the first of the three harvesting festivals and is considered to be one of the greater Sabbatts. This first harvest occurs at the beginning of August and fertility is emphasized in order to continue the success of the crops throughout the rest of the year. Lammas is also known to be a time of relaxation where one can appreciate the results of their hard work. One of the myths paired with Lammas is that of the death of the Grain God; he sacrifices himself so that the crops will continue to thrive and so that the survival of the people is secured. It is in his honor that corn bread is often baked and shared. This Sabbat also marks a great time to prepare for autumn and the coming harvests.

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