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Apple Blossom for Beltane. Apparently Beltane comes from the Celtic word meaning “fires of Bel” – a reference to the Celtic sun deity, Belenus. It's a celebration of fertility and new growth in the land. Traditional celebrations are the obvious May Pole (trying not to read up too much on the symbolical representation of that! 😬) But also bonfires, singing and dancing. It is also said it is a time when magik is potent and fairies come out to play. In Wales a similar ancient festival is Calan Mai (meaning First day of May) and the celebrations are very similar but I think my favourite is the crogi gwr gwellt (hanging straw man) where a young man who had lost his love to another would hang a straw figure near his lost loves house with a note attached to win her back. I guess these days they just send a text which quite frankly is a lot less romantic!
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