British Harvest Festival

In Britain, the time for the harvest festival starts when the wheat has been cut and the apples have been picked. Decoration of churches takes place and the churches are decorated with flowers during the harvest time.

British Harvest Festival

Fruits, Vegetables, and a loaf of bread in the middle are also used to decorate the churches.

In Britain, the harvest festival is attached to the gathering of the last sheaf of corn. The reapers raise a great ‘Harvest Shout’ as it was cut. The last sheaf was treated with special respect and used to make ‘Corn Dollies’. This was done as people believed that the corn spirit lived in the wheat.

The Corn Dolly was then placed on the top of the final load of corn and carried back into the village in triumph.