Celebrate Lammas


  • Use this day to harvest vegetables and herbs outside
  • Collect Berries to make bracelets and garlands
  • Collect seeds for next season’s sowing
  • Leave offerings as thanks for this year’s harvest

In the Home:

  • Burn Frankincense, Rose or Sandalwood incense
  • Fill the home with the smell of fresh baked bread
  • Leave bowls of sunflower seeds and nuts around the house to snack on
  • Drink hoppy beers and ales
  • Make apple candle holders

In the Kitchen:

In the Bath:

  • Add skin-healing Calendula to your bath
  • Surround yourself with yellow and orange candles
  • Use a soothing moisturizing aloe lotion

On your Altar:

  • Incorporate symbols of the harvest with things like corn and wheat
  • Use shades of yellow, orange, gold and purple
  • Decorate with apples, corn and wheat
  • Add yellow and golden stones likes citrine 
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