Whether you call it Lammas, Lughnasad or something else, many Pagans will celebrate the halfway mark (cross quarter) between Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox (Mabon) on August 1st. Traditionally, this is a harvest festival and concentrates on the harvest of grain. Baking and/or eating bread is a great and simple way to celebrate the season. I’ve created a simple candle ceremony for those who like to celebrate the sabbats in a simple manner – or those who are so busy with life, work and family that they need something quick and easy!
- A candle of your choice: Traditional colors for this sabbat are golds and yellows, but a white candle is always a good substitute. If you have one on hand, a candle that smells like something baked would work nicely, too. (You can even find candles on Etsy that smell like a cinnamon bun, birthday cake or fresh baked bread!)
- A lighter or matches
- A drink: Since beer is brewed with yeast, like bread, it’s a very appropriate drink for this sabbat. Try a nice ale, porter, stout or a wheat beer. Mead, wine or juice are also good choices.
- A slice of bread: Homemade is awesome, but a slice of a nice whole grain bread (or some Wonder Bread, we won’t judge) is just fine, too. Alternately, if you can find a cookie that represents a man (like a gingerbread cookie or one of those character cookies you can find in your grocery store’s bakery), you can “sacrifice” it, as was the tradition of old. Your neighbors will appreciate this choice over a large burning wicker man in the back yard, believe me.
- A candle snuffer (optional)
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