Emporiblog - Ideas For Lughnasadh/Lammas
In last year's post (Link at the bottom!) we covered Crystal, colours, flora and food and drink associations but, we didn't cover activities to do on Lughnasadh/Lammas! So, here are some suggestions....
Make Corn Husk/Straw Dolls
For those of you who are more artistic and have a lot more patience that I do, you can make a doll out of straw! I have yet to attempt this as I have as much patience as a tea spoon so I would recommend looking for a tutorial online or make them with friends. You can then dress the dolls in Lughnasadh colours
Kitchen Witches: time to shine! Baking pies and bread, particularly corn bread, are Lughnasadh traditions. We also have a list of herbs and foods that are associated with Lughnasadh that you can incorporate. If you're able to in your area, berry picking is an idea, you can also make jams and other preserves! Feasting is also recommended...
Have A Drink
Alcohol is no stranger to Pagan festivals so it is perfectly ok to indulge in a beverage or 2. None alcoholic beverages are also welcome!
Drink responsibly and don't drink and drive!
Making a bouquet of seasonal flowers with wild grass or possibly wheat, tied with string or a Lughnasadh coloured ribbon are one of the less stressful things to do. You can place these on your Altar or take them to a celebration
Check local laws, don't take more than you need, ask permission and give thanks
Lughnasadh is a festival that celebrates the harvest so giving thanks to the Earth and any Deity connected to the harvest and the Sun is a good idea for today
Some other ideas include:
- Renewing protections/wards
- Finishing projects
- Preparing an Altar
- Have a bonfire or campfire (BE RESPONSIBLE)
Lughnasadh was also said to be the best time for Handfastings!
If you are celebrating Lammas (The Christianised version) here are some things you can do:
- Go to mass
- Church processions
- Baking bread
I think we'll leave this here! However you choose to celebrate this day, please do not respectfully and safely!
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