Autumn festivals

Lughnasa

The festival of the sun. Get high, climb a hill. Treat yourself with a picnic and lie down in the long grass. Celebrate the long summer of youth. This is about as good as it gets !

Lugh is the sun god. people used to climb hills to get closer to him as he rose in the summer sky. Bilberrys that grew on the hills were gathered, people relaxed and played in the sunshine. There is still harvest to come but for now the work is done. Golden fields stretch out in front of us and the result of our hard work stands ready to be gathered. It doesn’t get any better than this, this is a time to exult, tomorrow will look after itself.

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