May 01, 2006

Beltane


Last night was Beltane, the ancient Celtic fire festival. Beltane on 30th April welcomes in the summer, in the same way that Samhuinn (or Hallowe'en) on 31st October brings in the winter. We got on top of the hill at around 8, but nothing really happened until after 10 so there was a lot of sitting around in the cold while various people tried to entertain by running onto the little stage and revealing various parts of their bodies! I will show some more Belatne pictures in the coming days, and explain a little more about it, but here's a torch-bearing goddess to start with!

3 comments:

Nerissa said...

I always thought that Beltane was on May 1st and not April 30th. I can't wait to see your other pictures. It appeals to the strong stream of Scottish blood running through my veins.

Alex S said...

Cool, we light bonfires on the 30th of april in Sweden aswell. I took pictures of it, but sadly no revealing bodyparts or mysterious pictures like yours = )

Nicola said...

Sounds like a fun event. Looking forward to the coming pictures.