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Lammas 2013
August 1, 2013 in Northern Hemisphere

Lammas is observed on August 01, 2013. In some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere, August 1 is Lammas Day (Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, “loaf-mass”), the festival of the wheat harvest, and is the first harvest festival of the year. On this day it was customary to bring to church a loaf made from the new crop, which began to be harvested at Lammastide. The loaf was blessed, and in Anglo-Saxon England it might be employed afterwards to work magic: A book of Anglo-Saxon charms directed that the lammas bread be broken into four bits, which were to be placed at the four corners of the barn, to protect the garnered grain. In many parts of England, tenants were bound to present freshly harvested wheat to their landlords on or before the first day of August. In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, where it is referred to regularly, it is called “the feast of first fruits”. The blessing of first fruits was performed annually in both the Eastern and Western Churches on the first or the sixth of August. Lammas coincides with the feast of St. Peter in Chains, commemorating St. Peter’s miraculous deliverance from prison.

Where is Lammas?
Nationwide Northern Hemisphere

Lughnasadh 2013
August 1, 2013 in Ireland and Scotland
Lughnasadh takes place on August 01, 2013. Lughnasadh is a traditional Gaelic holiday celebrated on 1 August. It originated as a harvest festival, corresponding to the Welsh Calan Awst and the English Lammas.

Lughnasadh is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals; along with Samhain, Imbolc and Beltane. Lughnasadh is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish literature and is believed to have pagan origins. The festival itself is named after the god Lugh.

Where is Lughnasadh?
Nationwide Ireland and Scotland

Lughnasadh From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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July 31st – August 1st Lughnasadh/Lammas

Raspberry Cream Pie Day
August 1, 2013 in the USA

Raspberries are one of the gems of summer. Sweet and tasty, it is loved by millions of people (and birds, too!) With the arrival of ripe berries, it is time to make and enjoy some of your favorite dessert treats. High on the list for raspberry lovers, is raspberry cream pie.

Make this a super raspberry day. Go out and pick your own berries. Then, make a raspberry cream pie. Better still, make one for you, and another to give away to a family member, a neighbor, or a friend. Then, dig in and eat a piece of pie….Yummmm!

Where is National Raspberry Cream Pie Day?
Nationwide USA