Tuesday, May 1, 2012


  • THOUSANDS of spectators turned out to mark the start of the summer at the 25th Beltane festival last night. Spectacular fire sculptures wowed the crowds at Calton Hill, as 300 performers did more than enough to warm the chilly audience.
  • (scotsman.com)
  • Along with the fiery temps, Savannah also boasts a healthy fire loving Pagan community! Any excuse to celebrate is a good excuse, but especially when it falls on one of the most beloved holy days of the year.
  • (Examiner)
  • Welcome, summer is one theme of Beltane, also called the Celtic Flower Festival or May Eve.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • It is said that the flowers dance at night under this full moon. In the Celtic tradition, the festival of Beltane on May 1 marked the midpoint between spring and summer.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Beltane or May Day as it is also called is a celebration of spring time. It is the last of the spring fertility rituals and some argue the most important one.
  • (Houston Chronicle)
  • The last of April is a glad sight for this Village Witch. It has been an extraordinarily long month and a very full one. Between gardening and books-writing and family events, the month has been even busier than March, which was a very busy month indeed.
  • (Asheville Citizen-Times)
  • For when the 25-year-old is officially installed to lead the riding of the marches at the town's Beltane Festival in June, he will take over the reins from his brother Ewan, four years his senior, with whom he shares a house.
  • (thesouthernreporter.co.uk)
  • Back then, May Day involved colorful ceremonies to celebrate fertility and growth. In Celtic, the holiday was called Beltane. In German, it was referred to as Walpurgis.
  • (International Business Times)
  • Celebrated as Floralia by the Romans, Walpurgisnacht by the Teutons, Whitsuntide by the Dutch, and Beltane by the Celts, it centered on romantic devotions to the nubile goddesses of spring, Flora, Walpurga, and Maia, for whom this month is named.
  • (Huffington Post)

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