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Calling All Pagans...May Day Coming Up!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flutterby, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member


    "May Day on May 1 is an ancient Northern Hemispherespringfestival and usually a public holiday;[1] it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the celebrations that the day includes."

    "The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the Floralia, festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, held April 27 during the Roman Republicera, and with the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. It is also associated with the GaelicBeltane, most commonly held on April 30. The day was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of summer; hence, the summer solstice on June 25 (now June 21) was Midsummer.[citation needed]"
  2. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    I know it's hard to wrap your head around for many people but yes, May 1st is the first day of summer because that's when the summer energy comes it.
  3. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    Beltane Fire Dance from Canada's own Loreena Mckennitt:

  4. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    Mayday Morris Dancers in England. Not sure why the faces are blacked.

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