Pagan Sabbat celebrated on or around August 1st. Also known as Lughnasadh, August Eve, Feast of Bread. Lammas marks the first harvest, when the fruits of the Earth are harvested and the God weakens as the days begin to grow shorter with winter`s approach. One of the four Grand Sabbats.
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- commemorates Saint Peter`s miraculous deliverance from prison
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Medieval festival of harvest, celebrated 1 August. At one time it was an English quarter day (date for payment of quarterly rates or dues). ...
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[ Anglo-Saxon hlāmmesse
, loaf mass, bread feast, or feast of first fruits; hlāf
loaf + mæsse
mass. See Loaf
, and Mass
religious service.] The first day of August; -- called also Lammas day
, and Lam
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Lammas Day noun
commemorates Saint Peter`s miraculous deliverance from prison; a quarter day in Scotland; a harvest festival in England
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• (n.) The first day of August; -- called also Lammas day, and Lammastide.
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In the Roman Catholic Church, Lammas (August the 1st) or Lammas Day is a feast commemorating St Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison. The name is from the Anglo-Saxon hlaf-moesse, that is, loaf-mass, bread-feast; so called because on this day offerings were originally made of the first-fruits of harvest, the Catholic church adopting the festi
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Medieval festival of harvest, celebrated 1 August. At one time it was an English quarter day (date for payment of quarterly rates or dues)
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In some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere, August 1 is Lammas Day (Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, `loaf-mass`), the festival of the wheat harvest, and is the first harvest festival of the year. On this day it was customary to bring to church a loaf made from the new crop, which began to be harvested at Lammastide. The loaf was blessed..
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