Today is the day commonly recognized as First Harvest celebration. Since ancient times, it has been observed for magic, feasting, and merry making.
August 1st, give or take, marks the celebration of the holiday known in Gaelic as Lughnasadh. It is the time of first harvests and observes the ending of high Summer and the turning of the Wheel of the Year to the first stirrings of Autumn.
Read more about its history and suggested magickal practices here.