Beltane: The beginning of the summer! We honor the power of the sun and the fertility of Mother Earth.
We celebrate the light, a new life. We celebrate glorious life itself!
Everybody does it! The birds and the bees. Love is in the air, couples find each other.
I am the Pagan Lady, an urban white witch from The Hague. Maybe you know me from being the cook at the Ambachts Ghylde, or doing my Celtic oracle or giving my advice as a herbalist. This Year I will be organizing the passionate ritual of Beltane.
The wild hunt, a parade with the May king and May queen, the dance around the maypole and the jumping over the sacred fire.
We start with the hunt. The men need to gain as much little rings from the women as they can catch. The one men who has the most rings will be crowned as the May king and he will choose his bride. This couple will be symbol for the power of nature and the union of male and female in nature.
With them we will walk in a beautiful parade along the Keltfest field. We invite everyone to join this parade, with flowers in your hair and while singing and laughing and making sounds with drums and little bells. Come and let your children walk along dressed like little elves throwing flowers.
The parade stops at the may pole-field. The ritual begins and the Pole will be placed. Then we grab one of the ribbons and dance around the pole with the merry music of Rapalje to accompany us.
This sparkling energy we take with us to the sacred fire, to jump over it for protection en fertility of all our sincere plans and wishes