Tuesday, May 1, 2018

~ Beltane - May Day ~

Gaelic Festival celebrated May 1 in the Northern Hemisphere and November 1 in the Southern Hemisphere.

Altar Decorations: Red and white candles, Seasonal Flowers and Garlands, Small Maypole, Goddess & God Statues, Faeries, Butterflies, Beads,  Growing Plants, Plows, Cauldrons of Flowers, Brooms

Animals: Goats, rabbits and Honeybees

Colors: White and Dark Green

Flowers and Herbs: primrose, rowan, hawthorn, gorse, hazel and marsh marigold

Foods: Dairy, Oatmeal cakes, Bread, Cherries, Strawberries, Green Salads

Drinks: Mead, Fruit/Wine Punch, Milk & Honey

Herbs: Primrose, yellow cowslip, hawthorn, roses, lily of the valley, honeysuckle, birch trees, rosemary, and lilac. Also included are almond, angelica, ash trees, bluebells, cinquefoil, daisies, frankincense, ivy, marigolds and satyrion root.

Incense: African violet, jasmine, rose, sage and strawberry

Oils: Lavender, Rose, Frankincense, Myrrh, Jasmine

Stones: Sapphires, bloodstones, emeralds, orange carnelians, and rose quartz

Traditions: Beltane Fires, Maypole Dancing, Great Rites

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