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Beltane in Edinburgh
‘Sacrifice the virgins!’ screamed a young lady standing next to me in the tightly packed throng, all craning for a better glimpse of what’s happening up ahead. Normally in a crowded public place, this type of loudly expressed sentiment would get you arrested, or at the very least cause a ripple of raised eyebrows.
You've heard of the Beltane Fire Festival right? This is the little sister event. A family day on Calton Hill with workshops and a procession.
Beltane Fire Society celebrates the coming of summer with Edinburgh's annual Beltane Fire Festival, a revival of the ancient Celtic fertility festival.
Edinburgh's Beltane Fire Festival was created in its current form in 1988, the product of a small group of enthusiasts including the musical collective Test Department
Edinburgh's Beltane festival originates from Scottish and Irish Gaelic pre-Christian times. The word Beltane is thought to have derived from a Gaelic-Celtic word meaning "bright/sacred fire."