What can you do to celebrate Beltane?
- Set Up an Alter. Set up a Beltane altar and fill it with the symbols of this special season.
- Have a Bonfire.
- Gather Flowers.
- Wear a Flower Crown or Garland.
- Dress in Green.
- Perform a Goddess Ritual.
- Make Your Own Maypole.
- Prepare a May Basket.
What is Beltane and how do you celebrate it? May 1, 2019 – Beltane
Beltane is a Pagan holiday, and one of the eight Sabbats. It falls about halfway between the spring equinox (Ostara) and the coming summer solstice, Litha. The holiday celebrates spring at its peak, and the coming summer. Beltane also sometimes goes by the name May Day.
How is Bealtaine celebrated? Bealtaine Rituals
Both people and cattle would walk around the bonfire or between two bonfires, sometimes even jumping over flames, to gain protection, health and wealth. Household fires would be put out and then re-lit using flames from the central bonfire.
How do Druids celebrate Beltane?
|Significance||Beginning of summer|
|Celebrations||lighting bonfires, decorating homes with May flowers, making May bushes, visiting holy wells, feasting|
|Date||1 May (or 1 November in the S. Hemisphere)|