Beltane Fire Festival
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- Website: www.beltane.org
A modern interpretation of the ancient fertility festival of Beltane in the spectacular setting of Calton Hill. Beltane Fire Society performs the story of the death of winter and the birth of summer via dance, drumming, debauched acrobatics, giant-puppetry and fire.
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Reviews & features
The ancient tradition behind the Beltane Fire Festival24 Apr 2012
The annual ceremony takes place on Edinburgh's Calton Hill
Fire, processions and rituals – all sounds a bit Wicker Man, right? Beltane Fire Festival, however, is not remotely cult-related and Christopher Lee (nor Nicolas Cage, ahem) will not be anywhere in sight at this annual celebration of changing seasons…
Edinburgh's Beltane Fire Festival marks 25th anniversary5 Apr 2012
Carnival of fire and light with roots in mythology
2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Edinburgh’s Beltane festival. Over 12,000 revellers are expected to attend the event on Calton Hill as the Beltane Fire Society marks the passage from Spring into Summer. This Carnival of Fire and Light takes place on…