Are Beltane and May Day the same? May 1, 2019 – Beltane
The holiday celebrates spring at its peak, and the coming summer. Beltane also sometimes goes by the name May Day. This holiday is associated very strongly with fertility for pagans.
How long is Beltane celebrated? What is Beltane? One of the four quarter day festivals, Beltane saw members of communities come together to celebrate the return of the summer.
What happens at Beltane? Beltane honours Life.
It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, the potential becomes conception.
Is Beltane Gaelic or Celtic? Beltane is one of four seasonal festivals with which the Celtic people of Great Britain and Ireland marked important milestones in the passage of the year.