Lammas Day

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Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

An ancient Celtic festival celebrated on May Day, marked by bonfires being kindled on the hills. Beltane was also traditionally one of the quarter-days in Scotland, the others being...

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harvest festivals

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Judaism and Jewish Studies.

In biblical times the occasion of the harvest was one of merrymaking and dancing, as at the grape harvest (Jgs. 9.27; Is. 16.10; Jer. 48.33). All the Shalosh Regalim are ...

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Maccabees, Feast of the Holy

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A feast formerly kept in the W. Church (and still observed in the E.) on 1 Aug. to commemorate the seven brothers whose deaths are described in 2 Macc. 7.

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