What is Beltane the celebration of? 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.
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.
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.
Is Halloween a Beltane?
|Celebrations||Bonfires guising or mumming divination feasting|
|Date||31st of October–1st of November (or 1 May for Neopagans in the S hemisphere)|