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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* The Pagan festival was one of the four major Celtic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltane, and Lughnasadh, according to (https://www.uselessdaily.com/world/samhain-trivia-20-facts-about-the-beautiful-celtic-celebration/#.W9mUIdUzaM8) Useless Daily .
He added: "It is also fitting that one cultural tradition is used to build on another - known as Calan Awst, Lammas or Lughnasadh, which historically commemorated the first harvest festival."
"These traditions commemorate this day as the first harvest festival and, in Britain and Ireland, were known as 'Calan Awst', 'Lammas' or 'Lughnasadh'.
It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals - along with Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain - and corresponds to the Welsh Gwyl Fair y Canhwyllau.
For Lunasa - the accent goes on the first syllable, and the name derives from the Gaelic festival of Lughnasadh that celebrated the start of harvest - are now widely regarded as the finest contemporary Irish instrumental band around.