Where do they celebrate Beltane? Since 1988, a Beltane Fire Festival has been held every year on the night of 30 April on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland. While inspired by traditional Beltane, it is a modern celebration of summer’s beginning which draws on many influences.
Is Beltane Irish or Scottish? The old Celtic name for May Day is Beltane (in its most popular Anglicized form), which is derived from the Irish Gaelic ‘Bealtaine’ or the Scottish Gaelic ‘Bealtuinn’ (pronounced: beel-too-win), meaning ‘Bel-fire’, the fire of the Celtic god of light (Bel, Beli or Belinus).
What do you do on Beltane? This festival is often commemorated with bonfires, maypoles, dancing, and performing fertility rituals. Beltane is a Celtic word, meaning “the fires of Bel.” Bel, likely referred to the Celtic sun god, Belenus.
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.