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The Annual Beltane Fire Festival

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - APRIL 30: Beltane Fire Society performers celebrate the coming of summer by participating in the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill April 30, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The event celebrates the ending of winter and is a revival of the ancient Celtic and Pagan festival of Beltane, the Gaelic name for the month of May. The festival was first organized in the mid 1980’s. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Society performers celebrate the coming of summer by

participating in the Beltane Fire Festival

in Edinburgh, Scotland. The event celebrates the ending of winter and

is a revival of the ancient Celtic and Pagan festival of Beltane, the

Gaelic name for the month of May.