Tuesday, May 1, 2012
BLESSED BELTANE, MERRY MAYDAY!
It is May 1st. a time to rejoice and welcome the warmer weather and the rebirth of our earth. It is time to celebrate Beltane, named for the Sun God Belinos. This is a celebration of longer, warmer days, blossoming flowers, the greening of the earth and new strength and love.
It is also Merry May Day. In old English villages as well as many other Europeon countries, it was a time to raise the Maypole and celebrate Spring. The Maypole is still used in celebrations today. People would decorate their homes with flowers and branches and women and girls would braid their hair and adorn them with blossoms ( resembling the Maypole.)
This is a time of new beginnings, new loves and a fresh start for our Mother Nature.
Images from PINTEREST.