July 31-August 1
Also known by its more Christian name, Lammas, aka “Loaf-mas”, Lughnasadh marked the time of year villagers would celebrate the first Harvest, on or around August 1, by baking and sharing bread from the first grain of the season.
The holiday would have been celebrated by the Celts starting at sundown (on the 31st) until the following day.
July 31 is also Harry Potter’s Birthday! Coincidence?
Today the ancient pagan tradition is carried on by wiccans and is becoming increasingly popular in neopaganism.