Tuesday, August 2, 2011

lammas games

Today is Lammas, or Lughnasadh, a traditional time to celebrate the beginning of the grain harvest. I was looking for some good scenes from Dancing at Lughnasadh, the play and/or movie, but instead came upon these people enacting a lively traditional Lammas. They're celebrating with games and dancing and, well, I wish I was there with them. I'm not positive they're acting -- do you think they might have been this joyful even without the camera? I hope so.

I couldn't find it in English, but this is in a very familiar language. Even though I don't know it, I feel like I should.

8 comments:

deanna7trees said...

i enjoyed the video. looks like a fun tradition. brought back memories of when i did folk dancing in high school.

woman with wings said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Deanna. It looks like an all-in-all good time!

Nancy said...

Let the games begin!!! thanks for sharing this fun video!

woman with wings said...

Nancy, oh to dance and run and play like that!

handstories said...

what a fun fun time! and they were playing "red rover"- one of our childhood games.

Marie said...

Quite lovely and somewhere in my spirit so familiar.
I would love to have been right there with them.
Thank you for sharing that video. It made me smile : )

woman with wings said...

Cindy -- yes!

red rover, red rover send Cindy right over!!

woman with wings said...

Marie, isn't it interesting that it feels so familiar? I feel the same way. Even the song...the Oneness thing, yes?