Beltain Festival takes place to celebrate start of summer

Members of the Pentacle Drummers perform in front of a burning wicker man during the Beltain Festival at Butser Ancient Farm, in Waterlooville, Hampshire. Beltain, or Beltane, is an ancient Celtic celebration to mark the beginning of summer and is centred around the story of the May Queen and the Green Man, and the lighting of the Beltane bonfire, symbolic of purification, healing and new life.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting