Celebrate Lughnasadh (and Reek/Garland Sunday!)

Celebrate Lughnasadh (and Reek/Garland Sunday!)

Logan Street Sanctuary and Sacred Heart of the Rose say, let's celebrate Lughnasadh (and Reek/Garland Sunday!) on August 6th!

How, you ask?

With the Emily Ann Thompson @emilyannthompson.celticfiddle band performing, a baked goods contest, a wreath making station, Open Mic (music, poetry, recitations, whatever!), and craft beer (which is, of course, grain based, so fits right into our Lughnasadh celebration theme ~ maybe we'll habve a craft beer contest! Makers and artisans, watch for more info about setting up your wares in a maker's faire!

Anyone who wants to participate in the Open Mic can just show up and sign in! The wreath-making station is $20 ("ingredients" provided, but feel free to bring any supplies of your own or personal items you want to attach) ~ you do NOT need to pay in advance; just come on by! Entries for the baked goods contest: $5 entry fee payable upon arrival.  Please contact Alys at loganstreetsanctuary@gmail.com with any questions.

Why celebrate Lughnasadh and Reek/Garland Sunday, you ask?

Because all of those activities fit nicely into the lore of Lughnasadh and Reek/Garland Sunday! In the Celtic and Christian calendars, Lughnasadh is celebrated the first week of August. Lughnasadh is roughly pronounced "Loo-na-saagd" and sometimes called Lammas. It's the time to celebrate the first harvest of the year and recognize that the hot summer days will soon come to an end. Lughnasadh literally means the "funeral games of Lugh" (pronounced "Loo"; "funeral games" were Celtic festivals of feasting, songs, and contests). The holiday honors Lugh, the Celtic sun-god of light, but it also celebrates his mythical foster mother Tailtiu, in whose honor the funeral games were held. Reek Sunday (Irish: Domhnach na Cruaiche) or "Garland Sunday" is an annual day of pilgrimage in Ireland. On the last Sunday in July, pilgrims climb Ireland's holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick (Irish: Cruach Phádraig, meaning "Patrick's Stack"). Croagh Patrick, nicknamed "The Reek", is a 2,507 ft mountain and an important pilgrimage site in County Mayo in Ireland. The annual pilgrimage has been held for about 1,500 years; it is in honor of Saint Patrick, who, according to tradition, spent 40 days fasting on the mountain in the year 441. Each year, between 15,000 and 30,000 pilgrims participate, many in bare feet; the ascension takes two hours on average, and it takes one and a half hours to descend.

While July 30 is the traditional Reek Sunday, Sunday August 6 falls within Lughnasadh this year.

This event is FREE to the public; donations can be made securely online via our Square Market store (see the "Ticket URL" link below). 

Sacred Heart of the Rose is a 501(c)(3) non-denominational religious organization and Logan Street Sanctuary (LSS) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural arts organization. LSS accepts cash donations in a glass bowl to support our facility, and offers t-shirts, artwork, 2017 The Polk Street Review books, and annual supporting memberships and donation options via our secure Square Market store. Without your support, we couldn't host such great events!

Thank you ~ and see you at LSS! 


Event Properties

Event Date 08-06-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 08-06-2017 9:00 pm
Logan Street Sanctuary
1274 Logan St, Noblesville, IN 46060, USA
Logan Street Sanctuary