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The Harvest Festival in Britain

Harvest is from the Old English word hærfest, meaning "autumn". It then came to refer to the season for reaping and gathering grain and other grown products. The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon. So in ancient traditions Harvest Festivals were traditionally held on or near the Sunday of the Harvest Moon.

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... An early harvest festival used to be celebrated at the beginning of the harvest season on 1 August and was called Lammas, meaning 'loaf Mass' ... bread during a special service thanking God for the harvest ... customs seem to have been firmly established around the gathering of the final harvest ...

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