As the sun reaches its zenith, and the warm summer days envelop us, nature's bounty flourishes all around.
This vibrant time marks the celebration of Lammas, a significant festival in the wheel of the year. Falling on the 1st of August, Lammas is an ancient Gaelic holiday that honors the first harvest of the year, signaling the transition from summer to autumn.
Lammas derives its name from "loaf-mass," referring to the practice of baking the first grains into loaves of bread to give thanks for the abundance of the harvest.
Beyond its agricultural origins, Lammas also carries a deeper spiritual significance. It beckons us to reflect on & recognize and cherish the personal growth and other accomplishments we are harvesting.. It is a time of gratitude, introspection, and setting intentions for the coming season.
Lammas is a call ahead to fall, but also is the first of several celebrations of the harvest season.