Beltane

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It’s that time of year again, it’s Beltane, time to let your hair down and enjoy yourself.

There are festivities going on all around the country for this wonderful pagan festival, probably the happiest of them all. In Glastonbury it’s a very big deal, if you happen to be in the area come and visit, May 1st will bring fun and frivolity for everyone, there’s lots going on all over the town.

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 and the departure of the cold months.

The rituals are held to promote fertility. This is a festival of Union, both between the Goddess and the God and between man and woman. Handfastings (Pagan marriages) are traditional at this time. It is a time of fertility and harvest, the time for reaping the wealth from the seeds that we have sown.

I hope it bring’s you all much love and happiness.

Happy Beltane.

 

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