Wishing Everyone a Happy Lughnasadh!

Summer has passed its zenith and although temperatures are still quite warm (in the Northern Hemisphere), the sun sets a bit earlier each day.  Some crops are ready to harvest and preserve for the coming cold months.

Lughnasadh, named for the Irish Sun God Lugh, is celebrated on the first or second day of August.  It is the first of three harvest festivals.  This festival celebrates the grain harvest as well as fruits and vegetables that ripen in late Summer.  A perfect time to try a new bread recipe, dry herbs, preserve fruits and veggies!

Besides giving thanks for the abundance of the first harvest, this is a good time to reflect on the goals and projects you began earlier in the year. Have they come to fruition as you planned? Or do they still need more work to develop into what you envisioned? There is still time to edit and revise before the next harvest!

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Wishing everyone in the Southern Hemisphere a Happy Imbolc!

Photo Credit: Wheat Field by Peggychoucair


  1. I’m always up for a holiday. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of the Old Testament. It seems those Jews had more festivals than you can shake a Torah at. People were truly grateful for a bountiful harvest centuries ago, and they realized they needed divine assistance if it was going to happen. Too bad modern man doesn’t make time to stop, count their blessings, and have a community celebration like they did back then.

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