Beltane, and May Day, a time of myth, traditions, and flowers

Orange County Local Council of the Covenant of the Goddess

As we come to the close of April, and see the seasons change, we recognize the wheel of the year and the approaching Sabbat. Throughout the world, ancient traditions have been practiced in celebration of May Eve, also known as Beltane, and May Day. They are a 2-day holiday that include the purifying fires on May Eve and the celebrations of May Day with the colorful May pole. We have figures representing the plant kingdom and rituals of fire to cleanse livestock and townspeople, and adorning our environment with flowers.

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According to author, Raven Grimassi,  “May festivals commonly incorporate elements of pre-Christian worship related to agricultural themes. In ancient times a young male was chosen to symbolize the spirit of the plant kingdom. Known by such names as Jack-in-the-Green, Green George…

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