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Festival

Beltane Festival 2018 at the Calton Hill

On the evening of April 30th, mysterious creatures can be seen emerging from the darkness and dancing about Calton Hill. Painted bodies cavort to a chorus of beating drums, and breath-taking fire displays memorise astonished spectators. Where has it come from? An ancient Iron Age Celtic ritual and one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals, Beltane celebrates the end of winter and the birth of summer. ... »