Monday, August 02, 2010


This week finds us in Lammas, the ritual celebration of the harvest season. It is a time when our ancestors would be bringing in and saving the crops that would keep them alive for another winter and they were very happy about it! Hence Lammas is a time of joy and gratitude for what we have been given. This weekend I was enjoying fresh molasses bread and veggies from the farmer's market, which was a fairly literal way to commemorate the season!
Whether it makes sense to you to celebrate in a food/harvest centered way or not, Lammas is a good time for modern pagans to give thanks for what they have. Some suggestions for how to celebrate this season include:

harvesting and eating something from your garden

making or buying a fresh loaf of bread

tweaking your diet to focus on healthy choices that take good care of your body

donate time, money, goods, or etc. to a local food bank or co op

honor your own creativity (art, crafts, projects, etc. as well as food types of "harvest")

Check out listings on if you want to try and find Lammas events in your own area. Blessings and have fun!