What are the four pagan festivals? Four of the festivals have Celtic origins and are known by their Celtic names, Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain. The other four are points in the solar calendar.
What is the difference between Samhain and Beltane? What occurs at Samhain is the opposite to Beltane: the end of summer and the return of cattle from their high summer pastures, received by large bonfires. Samhain marks the return of winter and a thinning of the veil between this world and the next, a time of chaos.
Are May Day and Beltane 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.
Do pagans celebrate Beltane? For pagans, Beltane is the holiday that celebrates the time of year when the God and Goddess are equal in power and the masculine and feminine energies are united. The holiday celebrates their union through traditions such as fertility rites, fire festivals, and dancing around the maypole.