falls between midsummer & mabon
The first of the three harvest festivals, this harvest is primarily to celebrate the harvest of grain; corn, wheat, rye, barley, etc. We celebrate the fertility of the earth mother & traditionally offer up a sacrifice of the harvest to her as thanks.
after this sabbat the sun's light noticeably wanes
and though the warmth of summer lingers, it is coming to an end.
beer & bread, grains & corn, Gourds, the cornucopia
collect & save seeds
Get outside & enjoy the weather
Host a combination potluck feast & bonfire
Scatter offerings in gardens & fields
Make a crown of late summer flower
Decorate with grains, corn cobs, or gourds
visit a brewer or try brewing at home
bake bread or other treats
stargaze! many meteor showers happen this time of year.
host a canning or baking party
adventurine, carnelian, peridot, citrine
deep colors: yellow, orange, brown,
green, gold, red
rosemary, elderberry, chamomile, sunflower, vervain
elderberry wine,nuts, honey, roasted lamb, berries & pies, bread of all kinds, fall produce