Lammas, also known as Lughnassadh (pronounced loo-nasa) is on August 2nd. 

This is the first of the harvest festivals. Now is when people would be harvesting their grains, making their breads, and starting to prepare their stores for winter.

It’s a time of feasting and great industriousness.

Magically, the first harvest would be a time to begin recognizing one’s accomplishments, tending to the business of incorporating those things into one’s life and giving thanks and appreciation.

The God begins to die evidenced by His light beginning to wane and with the harvesting of the grains and crops. The Goddess though saddened by his weakening takes heart in his continued presence and in the promise of his rebirth which grows within her.