Pagan Date: Beltane

Pagan Date: Beltane

Beltane is celebrated in the southern hemisphere on this date. All throughout the land everything is rich, green and verdant. The celebration of Beltane involves lighting a bonfire, dancing and performing rituals and is a boisterous and passionate day to celebrate fertility. 


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2 thoughts on “Pagan Date: Beltane

    1. I think it’s more of a European thing, they don’t celebrate it much sadly in Australia. I was living in Edinburgh and every year since forever, they do a mountain-top ritual with hundreds of people in costume for Beltane (to mark the coming of summer) and Samhuinn (to mark the coming of the winter) it is an ancient pagan thing, full of poetry and mystical beauty. Always followed by a Bacchanalian feast afterwards into the wee small hours…it made me love everything to do with these rituals from that point on!


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