5 ways to celebrate Lammas and Lughnasadh

lammas lughnasadh

Lammas and lughnasadh both fall on the same day in August. Roughly midpoint between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox within the northern hemisphere. Their celebrations are intertwined, with one or the other always found on the wheel of the year. Lughnasadh is one of the four gaelic seasonal festivals, with samhain, imbolc and beltane. Named after Lugh […]

How To Celebrate Litha And Midsummer

how to celebrate litha and midsummer

Litha also known as midsummer commonly occurs around the same time as the summer solstice. A celebration to mark the height of summer, the longest day of the year and the shortest night. This pagan holidays roots are buried in many different rituals and ceremonies. Some of the most well known folk-lore tells tales of […]

How To Celebrate Ostara

eggs are used to celebrate ostara

Ostara marks the vernal equinox, a moment of perfect equilibrium when night and day are equal in length. A time of masculine and feminine balance, when the fertility of the land is celebrated and the coming of spring observed. From this moment the world is awakening, the days become longer and the ground beneath us […]

Beltane and Mayday celebrations

mayday

Beltane is a Gaelic mayday festival, celebrating the height of spring and the first stirrings of summer. Know as a fire festival, beltane began on the evening before the 1st of May. When all household fires were doused, and beltane fires were lit. The flames and smoke from these fires were believed to hold protective […]