And so the wheel turns once more. It is the time of year where we celebrate Lughnasadh, or Lammas. It’s the first of the harvest festivals and a time to reflect on what has happened during the year. It is a time to give thanks, to start preparing for the long, dark nights ahead.
Traditions at this time are baking bread, making corn dollies, sacrificing the corn – or John Barleycorn – by cutting down the corn. Worshipping the God Lugh who surrenders his life at this time.