Lughnasadh or Lammas in Anglo-saxon (August 1st) is the first of the harvest festivals. Lughnasash is a celtic festival, named after the sun god Lugh, who held a large feast and games in honour of his Mother's sacrifice.
It's a time to start slowing down and enjoy the moment, make the most of the good weather and light evenings. It reminds us to be patient, results don't always come overnight, sometimes we need to wait for things to grow before we can get the reward for our hard work. When you gather the harvest, you are gathering the seed for next year's crop. Take the time to think about what you would like to grow for the coming year. Is there anything you'd like to do that could benefit from planning now?
Ways to celebrate can include baking bread, visiting a holy well, picking some flowers or even trying a new craft, Lugh was also a God of craftsmen afterall.
Have you got any plans? However you celebrate, I wish you all a happy Lughnasadh!