Lúnasa, paganism’s harvest holiday, becomes a moveable feast

For days ahead of the official holiday in Ireland on August 1, many modern pagans have already been celebrating Lúnasa, the first of three harvest holidays on the modern pagan calendar called The Wheel of the Year.

But Lúnasa is a  loose combination of Irish harvest customs so it is celebrated when the harvest begins in that part of the world.

In Irish Gaelic, Lúnasa is the name for the month of August. Some sources say that Lúnasa was once celebrated in the weeks before and after the beginning of the month. Read more

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