What are YOU Doing for Lammas Day.

It may have whizzed past many of you. But today is Lammas Day. As far as I know, this is mainly a British festival. On the other hand, I have had many AMERICAN almanacs list it for some reason.

My question is simply this: What do Brits (and Americans) do on Lammas Day?

And again, thank you in advance to all who reply :slight_smile:

I had never ever heard of it, so I had to look it up.

I’m glad to know it’s not “a actual neopagan holiday”!

Why, go play with llammas, of course!

Well, that’s a bunch of shite. It’s not an “actual historical religious holiday,” I suppose, but we living and breathing neopagans run festivals and celebratory circles and parties world wide, so I’d say that’s about as actual as you can get.

Of course, it’s one of the least lauded of our holidays (the second most being Ostara, or Candlemas), at least in America. I think that’s because it suffers from a lack of a distinct “hook”. Midsummer wasn’t all that long ago, and Autumn Equinox is much more satisfying for harvest themes. Even our myths don’t have a real great story for Lammas, 'though John Barleycorn is one of my favorites - but he often makes an appearance at Autumn Equinox, instead. So once again we’re celebrating the harvest and male fertility and sacrifice? But we don’t get to build and burn a giant flaming man? It’s like Autumn Equinox-lite. yawn

It’s often called Lame-ass by neopagans, but don’t tell them I told you that.

Me? What am I doing? I’m sitting at home while all my friends are camping at a Lammas festival that I can’t afford! Harrumph.

Preparing sacrifices to Lugh Lamfada, of course. What else would one do?

Same thing I do the other seven holidays of the year: Set things on fire.

And try to figure out how to pronounce “Lughnasadh.”


Both "nah and "dah’ rhyme with “open up and say ‘ah’.” The “nah” is so quick as to almost be LOO n’sah.

This is in the US. I don’t claim to be accurate to the original.

Yes, take a Llama to llunch. :smiley: