It is known as Lughnassa/ Lughnasadh in honor to the god Lugh's wedding to Mother Earth. Also known as Lammas, it is celebrated on August 1st. and Lughnassa on August 7th. However the those who follow the Celtic Tradition celebrate it on the first Full Moon in Leo. Other names are August Eve and the First Festival of Harvest. This is the first of the three harvest celebrations. This festival celebrates the beginning of the harvest. Bread is traditionally baked. Herbs for all magickal purposes should be harvested.
In some traditions the altars are decorated with fruits from the first harvest. You can also put corn dollies to symbolize the Mother Goddes of the Harvest. Yellow and red are the colors for this festival so the mantles can have these colors. Serve homemade breads, barley cakes, nuts, wild berries, apples, rice, roasted lamb, berry pies, elderberry wine, ale, and meadowsweet tea.
Traditional herbs: acacia flowers, aloes, cornstalks, cyclamen, fenugreek, frankincense, heather, hollyhock, myrtle, oak leaves, sunflower, and wheat.
Traditional incense: aloes, rose, and sandalwood.
Sacred gemstones: aventurine, citrine, peridot, and sardonyx.
Candle colors: golden, yellow, orange, green, and light brown.