The word literally translate into ‘loaf’, celebrating the first harvest of wheat. Its also called Lughnasadh, honoring Lugh the Sun King.
Traditionally you serve bread, make crafts from corn and wheat such as corn dollies, and honor the harvest gods and goddesses such as Ceres, Demeter, Herne, Lugh, and Tammuz (just to name a few).
Falling on August 1st, this holiday sometimes get celebrated the night before.
- If you want to partake in harvesting but don’t have a garden, take the time to visit a farm where you can pick your own. This helps farmers locally and the food is guaranteed fresh.
- Take stock of your goals you’ve set for yourself, and appreciate what you’ve accomplished so far- give thanks.
- Share a meal with friends and family, or cook food to share as gifts.
This weekend also marks a full moon. Some groups keep esbats and sabbats separate, while others combine them. And some groups celebrate on days closest to the day as they can, but let’s be honest; sometimes you can’t celebrate on the actual day and that’s fine too.
You should also note that on early morning Friday, the Perseids meteor shower occurs.