8 Facts To Know About Lughnasadh, Pagan Harvest Festival, By Antonia Blumberg

The holiday honors Lugh, the Celtic god of light

1. Lughnasadh, also called Lammas, falls on August 1, roughly halfway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox.

2. The name of the holiday derives from Old Gaelic and is a combination of Lugh, a Celtic god, and násad, or assembly.

3. The holiday honors Lugh, the Celtic god of light, but it also celebrates his mythical foster mother Tailtiu, who is said to have cleared the lands of Ireland to make way for the planting of crops.

4. Modern pagans celebrate Lughnasadh as a harvest festival, when the first crops of the year would traditionally have been reaped.


READ MORE:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/8-facts-to-know-about-lughnasadh-pagan-harvest-festival_n_579a832ee4b08a8e8b5d6134?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACL5L9X4fcbQzZtKKbbQQaYYALhDfyVWAtq8Fz909ZPmrSEkx4eMJq12pkWFn16cK3N2TbugMtR2WLNBtZaeyAs826_J9fz4aaWW3imqx2LWDq2QJ7D6odaOEnxRuitMMlxFnbGa5OGZIK–MYqy6Zp3bH4Gu1fIF1T0LyrTZ5Hr




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s