Summer festivals

Bealtine

May day and summer should be here already. gather some flowers and put then in your hair. Celebrate the coming of summer. Light a fire and welcome the warm days ahead.

In the past May day happened,a few days later, when the hawthorns came into bloom. People would move from their winter homes in the valley up to their summer homes on the hills and shores. The fairy folk also change their homes now.

On May eve it was important to let nothing go out of the house especially fire as it was a sign of life in the house. Dont let the fire go out ! Anything that left the house on May eve might not return for another year.

Now is the time to shake off the winter blues to put away the woolies and get ready to frolic in the summer sun.

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