The crops in the fields are ripe and ready for the first harvest. The god has given his power to the grain and become a willing sacrifice that ensures the survival of our families over the coming cold season. At sundown on July 31st the festival of Lughnasadh begins!
What would a sabbat festival be without a feast? Casseroles made with seasonal veggies, pies made with berries you picked yourself, bread made from scratch; there are many so recipes online, explore and enjoy!
Lughnasadh is a celebration of the harvest, but Lugh is also the god of crafts and skills. With that thought in mind, here are some things you can do to decorate your house and altar for the sabbat.
The bees have been buzzing about all summer long, working to collect pollen, make honey and ensure the survival of their hive. Make some beeswax candles to remember and honour their efforts, as well as your own.
Lughnasadh is a harvest festival, specifically the grain harvest. Popcorn crafts are a great way to appreciate this, plus it’s an easy way to involve the kids. Make lots of popcorn and make garlands or wreaths or any one of a number of clever ideas.
Collect items to decorate your altar such as sunflowers, wheat stalks, popcorn, your homemade beeswax candles, a loaf of homemade bread, etc.
Try canning some of your harvest, or venture down to the farmer’s market and buy some local produce, so you can appreciate it in the winter months when it’s harder to come by.