A fire festival which is celebrated on May 1 with bonfires, maypoles, dancing, and lots of good cheer. Some call this May Day, others Beltane. Read about my take on the day here.
The Celts honored the fertility of the gods with gifts and offerings. Cattle were driven through the smoke of the balefires, and blessed with health and fertility for the coming year.
In Ireland, the fires of Tara were the first ones lit every year at Beltane, and all fires lit during the rest of the year were lit with a flame from Tara.
At HATM, I welcome the return of the Summer Fae!