Strap yourselves in, kids, because this is the first of three posts about Sabbats. Because I wanted to do a PBP post on each of the sabbats, and that conveniently takes up Lammas, Litha, and Mabon, so it’ll be a pretty easy ride for the moment.
So, this week is Lammas, the first of the harvest Sabbats, celebrated at the start of August in the Northern Hemisphere, and at the start of Februrary in the Southern Hemisphere. I also call it Lammas and not Lughnasadh because it’s easier to pronounce, I’m not actually honouring Lugh, and I’m not Celtic enough, with regards to my path, to use that name. So Lammas it is.
As part of the Pagan Blog Project, I wanted to do a post for each Sabbat and my reflections on what each one means to me, so this one is about Beltaine and is the second of my B entries. In the Northern Hemisphere it’s celebrated on May 1st and is also known as May Day. Down here in Australia, it’s celebrated later on in the year. Beltaine a celebration of fertility and sex, jumping over the fires and such. From what I can gather, it seems to be almost everyone’s favourite Sabbat.