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Thread #83375   Message #1532767
Posted By: CapriUni
01-Aug-05 - 02:09 PM
Thread Name: Happy! - July 31 (Lughnasadh)
Subject: RE: Happy! - July 31 (Lughnasadh)
Manitas, no, it's not... exactly. But just as many Neo-Pagans see "Christ mass" as the survival of the ancient Winter Solstice celebrations, they also see "Loaf Mass" as the survival of ancient rituals honoring the grain harvest (with the blessing of the bread, etc.)

Besides, for us non-gutteral speakers, "Lammas" is a heck of a lot easier to say than "Lughnasadh"!