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Probably Guernsey's first ever Lammas Festival

Lammas Day (Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, "loaf-mass"), also known as Loaf Mass Day, is a Christian holiday celebrated in some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere on 1 August.

The name originates from the word "loaf" in reference to bread and "Mass" in reference to the primary Christian liturgy celebrating Holy Communion. 

It is a festival in the church calendar to mark the blessing of the First Fruits of harvest, with a loaf of bread being brought to the church for this purpose.

 

On Loaf Mass Day, it is customary to bring to a Christian church a loaf made from the new crop, which began to be harvested at Lammastide, which falls at the halfway point between the summer solstice and autumn September equinox.
 

At St. John's we love all things 'bread' so we decided to make a special weekend and launch Guernsey's first ever Lammas Festival.