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31 Jul 2017

Celebrate August!

UK Summer Bank Holiday

Lammas – 1st August

Lammas is sometimes referred to as Lughnasadh, interpreted as the feast of the god Lugh, Lammas celebrates the beginning of harvest, falling midway between the two solstices – Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. Lammas translates as celebration of bread (loaf mass), it is reflective of just how important cereal harvest was to the community. Lammas – a type of thanksgiving for an abundant crop would have been celebrated with country fairs, summer fetes, games and feasting. Modern churches often carry through a sort of Lammas event by way of harvest festival, assembling gift baskets of seasonal produce that are gifted to those who need it in the community.

Sisters Day – 6th August

Sisters Day is exactly how it sounds, a day to celebrate your sister or sisters! There is nothing quite like the love-hate relationship that sisters have…From childhood to adulthood they probably have the ability to bring you joy and annoy the hell out of you in equal measure… Sisters are irreplaceable, and whilst you may collect many friends through life, hopefully your sister is someone you can always turn too. There is no set way to celebrate, the relationship between you and your sibling is totally unique – so find a way to embrace the day that brings out the best in all of you.

Summer Bank Holiday – 28th August

Did you know that the original intention of the summer bank holiday was so bank employees could attend and participate in cricket matches? It came to be in the Bank Holidays Act 1871, then 100 years later it was moved to the last day of August, although in Scotland it remained on the first Monday of August. For many it marks the end of the summer, a nearing of returning to school for children and a long period before the next bank holiday at Christmas.

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