The Celtic Festival of Bealtaine, also spelt as Beltane, Beltain, Beltainne and Beltaine is a Cross Quarter Day.
Of course, as nothing is static in the Universe, the actual astronomical date is a number of days later.
This year, 2013, the date when the cross-quarter day falls is May 5th.
Great bonfires were held which would herald in the season in the hope of a good harvest later in the year.
A small branch of the Rowan tree was hung over the door to protect from fire and ill health.
I made a short video this morning to share the sights and sounds of this special day, the first day of Summer, with you…