One of the Wiccan eight holy days; celebrated on May 1st of each year.
Beltane (n) is the Gaelic May Day festival. Most commonly it is held on 30 April, but sometimes on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. In Irish it is Bealtaine (ˈbʲal̪ˠt̪ˠənʲə), in Scottish Gaelic Bealltainn (ˈpj...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltane
• (n.) The first day of May (Old Style). • (n.) A festival of the heathen Celts on the first day of May, in the observance of which great bonfires were kindled. It still exists in a modified form in some parts of Scotland and Ireland.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/beltane/
[ Gael. bealltainn
The first day of May (Old Style). « The quarter-days anciently in Scotland were Hallowmas, Candlemas, Beltane
, and Lammas. New English Dict.
A festival of the heathen Celts on the first...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/36
Beltane is the Celtic festival of the god of light. It is held in Scotland on May the 1st, and is the spring equivalent of Halloween. The Beltane of the Irish was celebrated on the 21st of June. Beltane was usually celebrated by kindling fires on the hills and eminences. In early times it was compulsory on all to have their domestic fires extinguis...Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/D3.HTM
Celtic name for the first day of May, formerly one of the Scottish quarterdays. The ancient feasts held on this day were marked by the kindling of Beltane fires on the hillsides. ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20688
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