A day to thank Hecate for a good harvest and celebrating the spoils from the fields. For followers of Hycathism, this would traditionally be a time for all farmers to donate a portion of their yield to the Hycathic Temple, which then distributes the food to the poor and needy in the community.

Today, the festival centres around farmers’ markets and funfairs, with the festival culminating in communal feasting where libations are offered to Hecate in thanks for a successful harvest. It is a day for families and communities to come together and relax, knowing that there will be enough food for the winter months. (Though with how things are going in Nottingham, it’s hard to keep the faith that there really will be enough to go around…)

So feast, raise a glass to Hecate, and enjoy the harvest!