Sunday, 31 July 2011

Lammas Day

Lammas is a Neo-Pagan holiday, often called Lughnasadh, celebrating the first harvest and the reaping of grain. It is a cross-quarter holiday halfway between the Summer Solstice (Litha) and the Autumnal Equinox (Mabon). In the northern hemisphere, Lammas takes place around August 1 with the Sun near the midpoint of Leo in the tropical zodiac, while in the southern hemisphere Lammas is celebrated around February 1 with the Sun near the midpoint of Aquarius.

In some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere, August 1 is Lammas Day (loaf-mass day), the festival of the wheat harvest, and is the first harvest festival of the year. On this day it was customary to bring to church a loaf made from the new crop. In many parts of England, tenants were bound to present freshly harvested wheat to their landlords on or before the first day of August.
Lughnasadh (pronouced loo'nass'ah) comes at the beginning of August. It is one of the Pagan festivals of Celtic origin which split the year into four.

The reason for this info, because I was born on Lammas day!


Thank you Wiki, for the info!


  1. Hello, I have just happened upon your blog and have joined it immediately. I like your style of writing and your interests.
    Happy Birthday, and thanks for the tutorial on Quarter Days.

    WV was swervi! made me giggle...

  2. Have a great day tomorrow - hope the sun continues to shine for your birthday! Hope you get something more exciting than a sheaf of corn...

  3. Happy Birthday Tracey! And thank you for all this info about Lammas Day. I have posted a link to you on my blog as we are also celebrating 1st August birthdays. Cx

  4. happy birthday Tracey- hope you have a happy day, a lovely month, and the year brings you all you wish for

  5. Happy Birthday - enjoy your loaf of bread and any other treasures that come your way!


  6. Oh, nice post.)) Love your blog!!!.))))))

    I need your help ... Soon I am flying to Greece and I will have a two-day shopping in Athens .. You were there ever? If yes, what places you advise?

  7. Happy Birthday a bit late


  8. Happy belated birthday Tracey....I can't believe we missed each other at Malvern!
    I lived in Malvern for a number of years and like to go back to see the hills and old haunts.
    Next time we are in the area I will let you know.
    Julie x