To the ancient Celts, May 1st was the ancient feast festival of Beltane—a day to welcome the season of Summer and all it symbolizes. Today, many know this day as May Day, and here we continue many of the ancient traditions.
This day marks the meeting place of Spring and Summer. Here fertility and vitality are the focus as new life and increased activity comes forth. It is a time to honor gifts, whether they are gifts from the earth, our own gifts, or gifts from others, and to express or share those gifts with friends, family, and even strangers. It is also a time to connect with ourselves and the world around us.
At the time of this cross-quarter holiday, let us take some time to incorporate some May Day rituals common to the season of Summer into our lives as a way to more deeply connect with ourselves and the world around us.
4 May Day Rituals to Welcome Summer
In this post, you will find 4 simple rituals you can incorporate into your May Day or Beltane celebrations, but these rituals aren’t limited to this day only. Oh, no! You can do these anytime you’d like this summer. These May Day rituals not only help you to center your mind on the gifts that the summer season offer, but they help you to take some time out of the busy day to focus your mind on something relaxing and enjoyable for a short period of time.
By: Meagan Visser
Title: 4 May Day Rituals To Welcome In The Season of Summer
Sourced From: www.growingupherbal.com/may-day-rituals/
Published Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 10:00:00 +0000
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