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Dancing the night away

Today is Lammas—August 1, Loaf Day, a celebration of the wheat harvest. Lord means loaf guard, and lady means loaf-kneader. A loaf of Lammas bread is said to have magic properties to guard a barn. So, go out and cook that loaf—keep your barn safe!

The Gaelic peoples called it Lughnasa, after the Sun God. It too was a harvest festival situated between the Summer Solstice and the Fall Equinox. They celebrated with blueberries & fairs & dancing. Party on!

Greek God Hephaestus

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