City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Halloween


First Samhuinn Fire Festival On Calton Hill Bigger Than Beltane

Samhuinn Performers by Vince Graham (Beltane Fire Society)

To hypnotic drum beats, punctuated with guttural roars, a small army of pagan-esque performers staged a fiery, Hallowe’en night show on Calton Hill to mark the onset of

Bonfire Night

Fireworks scatter with blue and yellow tracers

Other countries go crazy at Halloween. In Britain, not just Edinburgh, Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is marked with fiery celebrations across the land.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

Samhuinn Performer by Gordon Veitch (Beltane Fire Society)

The Beltane Fire Society is best known for the Beltane Fire Festival in April, but it also hosts a Winter Festival - Samhuinn - which for the first time will be held on Calton Hill, in 2018. It's one of many fiery events that take place each year around Bonfire Night and Halloween.