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Our annual Lughnasadh Celebration is coming up ~ we’ll celebrate Lughnasadh (and Reek/Garland Sunday!) on August 6th!
How will we celebrate, you ask? With the Emily Ann Thompson band performing, a baked goods contest, a wreath/garland-making station, an Open Mic (music, poetry, recitations, whatever!), and craft beer (beer is, of course, grain-based, so it fits right into our Lughnasadh celebration theme ~ maybe we’ll have a craft beer contest)!
Makers and artisans, contact us if you’d like to set up your wares in a maker’s faire in the backyard (bring your own tent and/or tables and SELL your creations!).
Anyone who wants to participate in the Open Mic can just show up and sign in!
This event is FREE to the public to attend! There will be a $20 fee at the wreath/garland-making station (“ingredients” are provided, but feel free to bring any supplies of your own or personal items you want to attach). There is $5 entry fee for entries in the baked goods contest. Baked goods entry fee and wreath-making station fee are payable upon arrival ~ you do NOT need to pay in advance; just come on by!
About Lughnasadh and Reek/Garland Sunday:
In the Celtic and Christian calendars, Lughnasadh is celebrated the first week of August. Lughnasadh is roughly pronounced “Loo-na-saagd” and sometimes called Lammas. It’s the time to celebrate the first harvest of the year and recognize that the hot summer days will soon come to an end. Lughnasadh literally means the “funeral games of Lugh” (pronounced “Loo”; “funeral games” were Celtic festivals of feasting, songs, and contests). The holiday honors Lugh, the Celtic sun-god of light, but it also celebrates his mythical foster mother Tailtiu, in whose honor the funeral games were held. Reek Sunday (Irish: Domhnach na Cruaiche) or “Garland Sunday” is an annual day of pilgrimage in Ireland. On the last Sunday in July, pilgrims climb Ireland’s holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick (Irish: Cruach Phádraig, meaning “Patrick’s Stack”). Croagh Patrick, nicknamed “The Reek”, is a 2,507 ft mountain and an important pilgrimage site in County Mayo in Ireland. The annual pilgrimage has been held for about 1,500 years; it is in honor of Saint Patrick, who, according to tradition, spent 40 days fasting on the mountain in the year 441. Each year, between 15,000 and 30,000 pilgrims participate, many in bare feet; the ascension takes two hours on average, and it takes one and a half hours to descend.
While July 30 is the traditional Reek Sunday, Sunday August 6 falls within Lughnasadh this year.
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