Lammas Day is August 1st! What Is It?
Lammas Day is August 1! The holiday has a special Christian meaning, as well as an agricultural one.
Here’s what Lammas Day is all about via Almanac.com.
This observance, traditionally observed on August 1, marked the beginning of the harvest, and especially celebrated the first wheat crop, or that of corn. It derives from the ancient English festival the Gule of August, a pagan dedication of the first fruits that the early English church later converted to Christian usage. On Lammas Day, loaves of bread were baked from the first-ripened grain and brought to the churches to be consecrated. The word “lammas” comes from the Old English hlaf, loaf,” and maesse, “mass” or “feast.”
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