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Beltane Fire Festival

Edinburgh

The festival begins with a procession, which starts at the National Monument and proceeds anti-clockwise around the path meeting various groups along the way.

The procession is driven by the beat of drums which urge it inexorably towards summer. At the procession’s head is the May Queen and the Green Man, followed by a cavalcade of characters who are intrinsically linked to them and their journey.

Their destination is punctuated by various groups who either help or hinder their progress towards the Green Man’s fate and the May Queen’s destiny.

After a dramatic stage performance signifying the inception of summer the May Queen and Green Man spark the birth of summer by lighting a huge bonfire…

Opening Times

Start Date: 30 April 2019 20:00
End Date: 30 April 2019 00:00

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Beltane Fire Festival

Calton Hill
Edinburgh
Email: board@beltane.org
Website: http://www.beltane.org/
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