Lammas(redirected from Gule of August)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Gule of August: Lammastide
a. A Christian feast formerly celebrated in England, during which bread from the season's first wheat was consecrated at Mass in thanksgiving for the harvest.
b. A Christian feast formerly celebrated in commemoration of Saint Peter's deliverance from prison.
2. August 1, the day on which these feasts were celebrated.
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church Aug 1, held as a feast, commemorating St Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison
2. (Anglicanism) Also called: Lammas Day the same day formerly observed in England as a harvest festival. In Scotland Lammas is a quarter day
[Old English hlāfmæsse loaf mass]
a former festival in England, held on August 1, in which bread made from the first harvest of corn was blessed.