On May eve, witches and faeries roam,
in celebration, Celts, twirl about Maypoles.
Fiddlers play, party goers skip to beats;
merrily dancing, spiralling earth on feet.
Weaving coloured ribbons into braids on pole,
concentration crucial, no bumping others, a goal.
Casting out winter, to celebrate sun;
cheer and clap, for summer has come.
Bonfires kindled, paying tribute to sun God Bel;
blessing livestock, good fortune and health.
There is joy and revelry in this fertility ritual,
hand fasting, love, passion; seduction, mystical.
Communities gather on village green,
drinking mead, as romance, sets the scene.
Honouring new life, abundance and hopes,
May’s fire dances: create new seeds of growth.
Victoria Healing ~ 30.4.2020
Needless to say, this is not your average Beltane.
Here are some simple Beltane activities you can do without leaving your house.
Light a candle.
Have a date night with your lover.
Plant a seed.
Have a celebratory drink.
BELTANE: is believed to mean “fires of Bel” honouring the ancient sun god Beli, or Belanus”
BELTANE IN WALES: Calan Mai