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  • Writer's pictureTeresa Keefer

Late for Lughnasadh

I had really hoped to find the time to talk about this Gaelic holiday which marks the beginning of harvest. But alas, my time was consumed with the harvest. Between picking and canning green beans and canning farmer’s market peaches, I’ve been super busy. Not to mention making my fall line of candles for my Sunflower Acres site on Facebook.

Lughnasadh is named after the god Lugh and was held during the poorer time of the year for farmers as it was after the old crops were done and the new crops not yet ready to harvest.

In Irish mythology, it was said to begin when Lugh held a funeral feast in commemoration of his mother, Tailtiu, who died from exhaustion after clearing Irish land for agriculture.

Today, some of the Lughnasadh customs remain and are observed by modern Pagans, Celtic Reconstructionists, and Wiccans.

I find Celtic legend and history fascinating and cannot wait to learn more on my trip this fall. For which I am determined to learn the Gaelic language before I leave. Wish me luck, as I have never been able to master any foreign language in the past. Fingers crossed!

With that bit of history out of the way, I do want to tell you about a new book signing event. It’s geared toward Hoosier Indie authors and will be held at the beautiful Honeywell Center in Wabash, Indiana on Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 9 am - 1 pm. I may even have early copies of Rowena’s Song for the event! I hope you can join us!

Have a wonderful start to August!! Many blessings!!

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