August first marks the first of three harvest festivals celebrated by many pagan traditions. Some refer to it as Lammas, “Loaf Mass”, celebrating the harvest of the grain crops such as wheat and corn. Berries are also harvested at this time. Some traditions refer to the Sabbat as Lughnasadh (Luna-sa), which celebrates the Irish Sun God, Lugh (pronounced Lu) or a warrior god of the Tuatha De Danaan.
Traditions vary between types of pagans, but most celebrate with feasts and games.
Serve meals with homemade bread, fresh picked berries, and things picked from your garden or locally grown gardens. You might want to visit a local farmer’s market.
Consecrate or honor your gardening tools. Ask for blessings of good harvests in the coming months.
Sacrifice bad habits by throwing symbolic or written images of these habits into the Sabbat fire.
Arrange games for your family to play in the back yard for fun competition.
Traditionally this was a time for pagan weddings, so you might want to consider renewing vows at this time.
Cauldron Corner’s page on Lammas– great ideas posted here.
Watch how Lammas is celebrated: