It’s August 1st! This day marks the end of those long hot summer days and the coming of autumn with days beginning to give way to longer nights.
Lammas is the first of the three Harvest Festivals in the Wheel of the Year, with the other two being Mabon, and Samhain.
Today’s Focus: To give thanks and be grateful for our blessings, to share your blessings with others (people you know, strangers, animals, or the earth).
Everyone celebrates this day differently, of course but here are some easily adaptable ways to incorporate celebration this Harvest Festival.
- Bake bread and enjoy it.
- Cut up the leftover bread to leave out the birds.
- Enjoy local crops in season (berry pies, apple crisp, corn on the cob!).
- Give a neighbor or elderly baked goods.
- Beer & wine (fruit juice or cider if you must) – Hey it’s grains and fruit too!
- Light a candle of harvest colours (yellows, oranges, browns, purples).
- Take a handful of wildflower seeds and give them to the wind – fate will decide where they go.
- Offer a handful of grains / oats to the earth.