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Beltane

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Celtic festival of Beltane heats up in Scotland

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Samhuinn Fire Festival 2017

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Celtic Festival - Beltane Dance, Celtic Harp, by Monika Stadler

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Celtic festival of Beltane heats up in Scotland

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The Four Ancient Celtic Festivals

Beltane or Beltain is the Gaelic May Day festival. Most commonly it is held on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. In Irish the name for the festival day is Lá Bealtaine, in Scottish Gaelic Là Bealltainn and in Manx Gaelic Laa Boaltinn/Boaldyn. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals—along with Samhain, Imbolc and Lughnasadh—and is similar to the Welsh Calan Mai.
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