Lughnasadh

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Lughnasadh

(ˈluːnasa)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) an ancient Celtic festival held on Aug 1. It is also celebrated by modern pagans. Also called: Lammas
[from Old Irish]
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These eight high days are known as Samhain (October 31st), Yule/Winter Solstice (December 21st), Imbolc (February 2nd), Ostara (March 21st), Beltane (May 1st), Midsummer/Summer Solstice (June 21st), Lughnassadh (August 1st), and Mabon (September 21st).
The festival became known as Lammas Day when the church took over from ancient Celtic traditions, which had named the day Lughnassadh.