Tuesday, August 1

Lammas Day

In early Medieval England, August 1, the first day of harvest for the Celts, was called "Lugnasad." Christians observed this day by baking bread from the first corn or wheat harvested and dedicating it to God. They called this day the Festival of the First Fruits. With the same concept in mind, the Saxons called this day "Hlaf-Maesse," or literally, "Loaf-Mass," which eventually became "Lammas Day" in our modern parlance.

1 comment:

Sira Birac said...

Sounds like I may need to bake some bread today!