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Just wondering how people are celebrating Lammas, if they do.

I have been trying to bring more of the pagan festivals into our lives as I feel very drawn to them, and always feel sad that we don’t do more to celebrate them but I am finding it hard to get started, we generally try to do something nature orientated on festival days but I would like to do something more focused.

All I can find are things relating to making corn dolls or making bread (which I can’t make as I have coeliac disease and gluten free bread is very hard to make, I find)

So wondering if anyone would be kind enough to share how their families celebrate these times

Thank you

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I know a good chocolate and cherry bread that works well GF raspberry Sorry I haven’t answered your questions though.

Snowleopard- that’s ok smile if you have chance at any time I would love the recipe please

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I’ve been searching high & low today for a decent Lughnasadh/Lammas story for my kiddies but to no avail.

I’m putting together a little basket for each of my kids, nothing major just a few bits & pieces like colouring pages & a set of crayons each, some seasonal fruit, a couple of little blessings, a little bag of sweeties, a seasonal poem & I was wanting to add a story in there too but haven’t found the sort of thing I’m after which is a shame as I’ve got some lovely ones for the other Sabbats….

Daughter age 11
Three sons age 10, 7 & 5
Baby girl age 3

We’re going to make corn dolls (miniature ones), do a couple of sun-themed family crafts together to add to the big painted sun in our front window and bake lots of bread to then share the love and bountiful blessings with people we love. x

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How about gluing red, orange and black tissue paper to glass jars and making candle holders?

Using handprints to make a big sheaf of painted corn?

Make friendship bracelets in Sabbat-appropriate colours to remind you of the abundant blessings in your life?

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Lammas is the first harvest, thus usually a corn harvest, which is why the emphasis is on corn, wheat and bread.  It’s about reaping what you sow, figuratively, and literally.  A good time to give thanks for plans that should be taking fruition now.

Wendy Jame’s Luna Moon Hare has a Lammas story as part of Luna’s travels through the seasons and festivals to Yule when the Oak King will rule once again.

Also check out pooka’s pages, it’s American but often there’s a nice story and various colouring pages and craft ideas.  http://www.pookapages.com/Lughnasadh13 Issue.pdf

Yellows and oranges tends to be the colours for this festival - so you could dress in those colours on the day, perhaps make an alter or nature table with those colours predominant, maybe make some corn or wheat dollies, or make a cornucopia - could make the corn out of craft paper, and fill it with felted fruits and vegs? 

A bon fire is always a good thing to have on a pagan festival - in fact pagan festivals are essentially a big party with good fun, a fire and drink.  Adapt as you will for your family, good time to recognise abundance in terms of friends, perhaps new friends, and enjoy time together.  There’s plenty of little rituals on the internet if you feel so inclined.  If you are deity minded, give thanks to them, leave an appropriate offering.. if more sacred earth minded, then leaving an offering to the land is normal, and does help to connect us and reminds us that we are not just here to take from the land and enjoy it’s bounty.. we must give back to ensure future harvests.

Jx

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