The Summer Fire Festival
It’s time for the first of the Harvest Festivals, we know it as Lughnasadh for Celtic paths. Also known as the summer fire festival it is always a fun event to honor the changing seasons!
As with most things on the pagan calendar, different traditions celebrate and recognize seasonal festivals at different times of the year. Here in the northern Hemisphere, Lughnasadh is recognized on August 1st or 2nd. It’s the time to recognize and honor Gratitude, Abundance, and bring things to Fruition (Getting it done!)
In the Southern Hemisphere this is the time for Imbolg, the Festival of Lights, when honoring the goddess Brigid and Purification, Initiation, and Dedication to one’s path is recognized.
There are many ways to give thanks and honor during this 1st harvest festival. It celebrates the warmth of the sun, the rain and the faery folk who help tend to the gardens, flocks and fields. As a Celtic festival of the harvest, what better way to give thanks than to prepare a meal with the harvest of your own garden.
Which ever holiday you observe, may it be a wonderful and blessed celebration!
From all of us here to all of you;
Merry Lughnasadh & Imbolg!!
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