What is the Beltane ritual? Beltane rituals would often include courting: for example, young men and women collecting blossoms in the woods and lighting fires in the evening. These rituals would often lead to matches and marriages, either immediately in the coming summer or autumn.
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 families celebrate Beltane?
Family Abundance Ritual
- A small flower pot for each person in the family.
- A bowl of dirt or potting soil.
- Seeds for your favorite herbs or flowers.
- A cup of water.
- A small fire.
- A piece of paper for each person in the family.
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)|