Beltane, also known as May Day, is the very beginning of May. And its purpose is to continue the celebration of Spring and the celebrate the Coming of Summer and fertility! Some people refer to Beltane as the “Fire Festival”, because Beltane roughly translates to “Bright Fire”. The bonfire symbolizes the return of light as the days lengthen and Summer begins its journey upon the Earth.
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Fire blend and fire light,
I celebrate Beltane this warm Spring night.
This is the time of most fertile Earth,
the greening of the land, and new rebirth.
Fire and passion and labor’s toil,
life grows anew out of the soil.
May day brings a startling sight
Lambs all giddy, skip with delight
Bees are buzzing around the flower
Bunnies hopping in and out the bower
The God and Goddess now are one
the time for mating has now come
The days grow longer, a shorter night
Time to bask in the Sun King’s light
Join in the fun, dance and sing
Forget the cares that worries bring
Now is the time to leap the fire
And attain what you truly desire
Wicker men are set up high
Burnt to send wishes to the sky
May Queens paraded through the town
White hawthorn flower adom the gown
Dancing round the maypole faster
Children prone, in fits of laughter
Ribbons of red and of white
Symbolism of the sacred rite
Beltane brings the passion to grow
To reap the benefits of seeds we sow
Beltane blessings to each one
Blessings from the God of Sun