Shiny Ashes

2004-APR-30 : Beltane (May day) has new meaning for Eian this year because his surname has connotations which resonate strongly with May. Beltane is a cross-quarter day, marking the midpoint in the Sun’s progress between the equinox and solstice.

Since the Celtic year was based on both lunar and solar cycles, it is most likely that the holiday would be celebrated on the full moon nearest the midpoint between the equinox and the solstice.

The astronomical date for this midpoint is around May 5th depending on the year. The festival marked the beginning of the pastoral summer season when the herds of livestock were driven out to summer pastures and mountain grazing lands.

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