Aka: Lughnasadh (Gaelic), Lammas (Wiccan/Christian)

Traditional Date: February 1 (NH: August 1)
2023 Astronomical Date: February 4 (NH: August 7)*

Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Colours: Red, yellow, orange
Botanicals: Illyarrie, hibiscus
Incense: Rosemary, frankincense
Crystals: Citrine, peridot, ametrine

Foods: Bread, dukkah, nuts, late summer fruits and vegetables, seafood

Traditionally associated with the start of the grain harvest, in Australia, our grain harvest was wrapped up by the Summer Solstice, although some summer fruits are being harvested.

It’s not quite summer’s end, either, as in a solid few places, the weather continues to get hotter still for another month or more. While some may seek refuge around beaches, pools, and other bodies of water, in some places the heat makes even this unpleasant.

With the heat driving many of us into hibernation, the and the ending of the holiday season driving us back to real life, with work, school, and its myriad of other commitments, this is a time of Reflection.

Linked/Coinciding Festivals

How to celebrate Lammas/Reflection

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*: Southern Hemisphere dates based on Perth, WA (GMT+8); Northern Hemisphere dates based on GMT. Find the date/time based on 15 different timezones at Archaeoastronomy (archived).