Saturday, May 1, 2010


In ancient Ireland the main Beltane fire was held on the central hill in 'the navel of Ireland', which is located in what is now County Westmeath.

It signaled the beginning of summer with great bonfires to mark a time of purification and transition, heralding in the season with hope of a good harvest later in the year.

I am always fascinated at how our modern day observances began. And I love celebrations of transition and May Day is one of the most jubilant!

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