If you missed our Lughnasadh festival this past weekend, no worries! The actual traditional date for the festivities in 2021 is July 31 – Aug 1. And we’ve got three wonderful ideas to celebrate Lughnasadh and Lammas depending on how much time you have.
If you’ve only got a few minutes, write a gratitude list.
This festival is the first harvest of the year, traditionally with grains. If signifies the ending of summers and the beginning of autumn, so it’s a good time to reflect on what we’ve grown over the past few months. Writing a list of things we’re grateful for and are proud of accomplishing is a lovely, simple way to celebrate.
If you have a little bit more time, consider making bread.
Whatever bread you fancy, that is. If you work with deities or guides, be sure to leave some as an offering for them. But if not…more for you, I say! Again, this is traditionally a grain centered holiday, and so making bread is the prefect thing to do – pick your favorite kind and try out a recipe. Any kind of bready goods will do too!
Lastly, if you have lots of time, consider hosting a bonfire.
Fill the night with dancing, a bonfire, marshmallows, and some good drinks if you’re of age – specifically beer. (And if you’re local to Savannah, GA, there are plenty of local breweries to support. You could visit one of those in celebration as well.) Beer is traditionally made from different grains, making it the drink of choice for the holiday.
Bonfires are also a great summer and autumn activity, so it’s perfect to blend the two seasons together.
And a bonus one…if you’re like me, maybe bust out some of the fall decorations.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m definitely ready for some cooler months and some leaves to change colors. I’ll be starting to slowly bring out my autumn scented candles and essential oils to start getting ready for cozy fall nights.