What is eaten at Beltane? Aphrodisiac foods like cherries, oysters, and chocolate are appropriate Beltane foods. As well as anything traditionally Celtic eaten on this sacred sabbat. Dairy was traditionally protected on Beltane rites, so dishes with butter and milk are customary, too.
What are Beltane blessings? Beltane blessings are prayers, chants and mantras recited to honor the holiday. Some of these include Am Beannachadh Bealltain, as well as prayers to Roman goddess Flora (sometimes called the May Queen) and prayers to forests, trees, Mother Earth and fertility prayers.
How do Scottish people celebrate Beltane? All household fires would be doused and then re-lit from the Beltane bonfire. These gatherings would be accompanied by a feast, and some of the food and drink would be offered to the aos sí. Doors, windows, byres and livestock would be decorated with yellow May flowers, perhaps because they evoked fire.
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.