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Dowrgi
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Morning.

Well, following the Irish/Gaelic traditions, Lúnasa, was a harvest festival, assembly and hosting of games held in honour of Tailte, the foster-mother of Lugh of the Tuatha Dé’. Throughout the British Isles and Ireland, the August-September period was, logically, the time of harvest festivals. You might also be interested in South-Western British traditions known as “crying the neck”, involving corn dollies and the cutting of the last sheaf of wheat or barley. In Cornwall this was followed by the festival of Guldize (Goel dheys).

Bennathow
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