Saturday, August 1, 2015

Interfaith Days: Lammas

Today is Lammas Day, also called called Lughnasadh. It is the first harvest festival of the year, namely of wheat, and in some churches it was a custom to bring a loaf of bread, made from the new wheat crop, to church to be blessed. It was also customary in Anglo-Saxon society for tenants to bring wheat to their landlords on or before this day. In Orthodox Christianity, the holiday is close to the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ, and the day once honored St. Peter's deliverance from prison (Acts 12). Now it is the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori. In Neo-Paganism, the holiday is one of the eight sabots in the Neo-Pagan Wheel of the year and is the first of three autumn harvest festivals.

This site provides information and several links concerning the holiday. This site also provides information about the day.

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