Lugnasad

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Lugnasad, also known as Lammas, is a festival to mark the beginning of Autumn and the harvest season and observing it ensures an abundance of corn, milk, fruit and fish.

In areas where the Powers of Light hold sway, bread is often made from the first corn and offered at special services. The festival is also marked by sports and athletic contests and gives rise to many fairs which are often held near lakes, rivers and pools. People sing and dance and cattle are driven, or horses raced, through the waters.

In some areas people dance sun-wise around sacred pools and holy wells and throw tokens into them. In the evening bonfires are lit on hilltops and races are run around them.