Sandus prepares for Lammas

The Collegium Sacerdotum's Lammas poster, produced by Erganê Artisanal Cooperative.

The Collegium Sacerdotum’s Lammas poster, produced by Erganê Artisanal Cooperative.

 

Yesteryear’s celebration of Lammas was the first time the Celtic and Wiccan holiday was celebrated in Sandus. In subsequent reports and explanations of a Sandum view of the holiday, it was decided that it ought to commemorate the traditional beginning of the harvest — and the toil and labour of workers and farmers who bring the harvest about. Lammas is now an intermicronational holiday, first celebrated in the former Burnham and now modern Mercia, by Richard of Burnham. Today, the holiday is celebrated by Sandus, Rudno, Nolland, Mercia, Leylandiistan, and Saxmark.

Sandus stands out amongst the fray for its secular and humanist-pagan celebration of the Celtic and Wiccan holiday, a half-quarter day in the Wheel of the Year also known as Lughnasadh. A majority of the countries that celebrate Lammas do so for the Christian feast of St. Peter in Chains. The Empire of New Israel — a diplomatic and intermicronationally recognised adversary of Sandus due to its theocratic and Christian fundamentalist political culture — was slated to join the organising countries, but was not invited.

This year, the Sôgmô is preparing a dinner party with his coworkers from the library he works at. Food will include fresh bread, a peach pastry for dessert, and fried chicken and corn for the entrée: all foods representative of the late-Summer holiday. Modern Wiccan and Neo-Pagan music will be played to commemorate the holiday and the Sôgmô will give a tour of his new residence.

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