Wow, can’t believe it’s August 1 already. This year is flying by. Fall will be here sooner than we think.
August first is the beginning of Lughnasadh (or Lammas). This is the celebration of the first harvest. Depending on your traditions, Lughnasadh is celebrated from August 1 – August 15.
The name of this festival is Irish Gaelic for “Commemoration of Lugh”. Lugh is associated with the power of sun and light, and so fires were burned in honor of him on this day. In addition to his associations with light, Lugh is a God of Skill and Craft, a master of all human skills.