“Beltane is a Celtic word which means ‘fires of Bel’ (Bel was a Celtic deity). It is a fire festival that celebrates of the coming of summer and the fertility of the coming year. Celtic festivals often tied in with the needs of the community.”
“It is the Gaelic May Day festival. Most commonly it is held on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice.”
“Beltane celebrates the union of the Goddess and the Green Man – the coming together of male and female energies to create new life.”
How to Celebrate Beltane and the beginning of summer.
Light a Beltane fire
Create something together: planting a garden; writing a story; making a sculpture…
Seek out the faeries: make little faery houses for these reclusive creatures to live in, complete with bark furniture and leaf pillows.