Beltaine is one of the Celtic fire festivals- Four holidays equally spaced throughout the year to correspond with the seasons. For these farmers who lived close to the Earth, these holy days marked the most important days of the food cycle: Imbolc in the winter is when livestock begins producing milk, Beltaine marks the spring planting, grain is harvested in summer at Lughnasadh, and Samhain (from which we get our modern Halloween) marks the culling of the herds. Beltaine is often celebrated on May first, but A Sacred Place is far enough North that spring comes a little later. It is a holiday of planting and preparing the fields for crops, and of life returning to the world. Fertility is a strong theme, symbolized by the most well known of Beltaine traditions- The dancing of the Maypole.
Our Beltaine festival features rituals, entertainment, and workshops, plus vendors, a variety of activities, and much more.
While ASP has been hosting a Beltaine festival for the last 10 years, the last few have struggled a bit- So Mike and Beth, organizers of the highly successful Magickal Marketplace & Psychic Faire, have arranged to step in and take over the event. We're looking forward to bringing the momentum of the MM&PF to a full weekend festival.
The event will run from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. Register here.
More information coming soon!