Lughnasadh, also known as Lughnasa, means “the marriage of Lugh.” It is also known as Lammas, which means “loaf mass.” A Northern European and Celtic tradition, today it is celebrated on August 1, when the first grain is cut for the oncoming winter and the first harvest is celebrated.
Lughnasa is a harvest festival, marking the end of the period of summer growth and the beginning of the autumn harvest. Lughnasa celebrates the fruition of the year’s work with the weaning of calves and lambs, the ripening of corn, and the first apples, pears, bilberries, blackberries, and grapes. An old custom was to pick the first apples and make them into a drink called Lammas Wool.
ℭ𝔬𝔩𝔬𝔲𝔯𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔡 ℭ𝔞𝔫𝔡𝔩𝔢𝔰
The colors for Lughnasadh are yellow and green, symbolizing the sun and plants at this time of year. Bright colours (Gold, orange, yellow) are used for candles and ribbons to tie ears of corn.
𝔓𝔩𝔞𝔫𝔱𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔢𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔫𝔱𝔦𝔞𝔩 𝔬𝔦𝔩𝔰 𝔣𝔬𝔯 𝔏𝔲𝔤𝔥𝔫𝔞𝔰𝔞𝔡𝔥:
Alder – Apple – Basil – Benzoin – Borage – Chicory – Daisy – Fennel – Fenugreek – Frankincense – Gorse – Honeysuckle – Ivy – Marshmallow – Mugwort – Nasturtium – Oak – Pine – Poppy – Sunflower – Vine – Woad
𝔉𝔬𝔬𝔡 𝔣𝔬𝔯 𝔏𝔲𝔤𝔥𝔫𝔞𝔰𝔞𝔡𝔥:
grains of any kind, corn, bread, grapes, and wine.
Bread, Barley, Corn, Corn Dollies, Cornucopias, Gourds, Sickle, Sunflowers, Sun Wheels
ℭ𝔯𝔶𝔰𝔱𝔞𝔩𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔖𝔱𝔬𝔫𝔢𝔰
Citrine, Golden Topaz, Lodestone, Moss-Agate, Obsidian, Peridot, Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Aventurine
ℌ𝔢𝔯𝔟𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔉𝔩𝔬𝔴𝔢𝔯𝔰
Basil, Blackthorn, Apple Leaf, Clover, Goldenrod, Heather, Ivy, Marigold, Peony, Poppy, Rose/Rose Hips, Rosemary, Sunflower, Vervain, Yarrow