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Grain Festival

August 1
 
On this day Lugh or Jesus is at his strongest.  He has fully united himself with the Earth and her people -- his bride.  It is a time of feasting for the first fruits of the harvest and the wedding.  Activities of the day include climbing mountains, visiting holy wells, muscial and poetry contests, races and dancing.  Oak Cakes are baked and eaten in honor of Lugh or Jesus as Don or Sophia looks on.  This is the best time of the year for weddings.

Pagan Deities: Lugh - Don
 
Colors:  Gray, Gold, Green and Yellow 

Customs: Games, Competitions, Feasting, Year & A Day Marriages, Fire Building, Spear Tossing, Gathering Flowers, Fencing/Sword Sports

Symbols: Wheat Stalk, Loaves of Bread, Spear, Sickle

Sacred Foods: Grain Breads, Golden Vine/Dandelions, Poultry, Foul, Fish, No Red Meat, Gruels, Cakes, Oatmeal Cookies, Corn, Strawberries
 
Herbs:  Berries, Fenugreek, Frankincense, Heather, Mistletoe, Oak, Oats, Sunflower, Chamomile, Calendula