Hairst, Harvest, Fall… festival
This is the second festival of the season of harvest – at the beginning of the harvest, at Lammas (1 August), winter retreated to its underworld, now at the Autumn Equinox, it comes back to earth. Harvest Home marks a time of rest after hard work, and a ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the world.
This is the time to look back on the past year – what has been achieved and learnt, and to plan for the future.
Not a time to mourn the decrepitude of summer… But time to celebrate balance within our boreal world.