Posts Tagged ‘ tradition ’

When do you celebrate Beltain?

Apr 25th, 2018 | By

By Nimue Brown The obvious day to celebrate Beltain is the 1st of May – the date of the Celtic festival honoured by our ancestors. May Day traditions are longstanding and widespread, with maypoles, morris dancers, mummers, hobby horses and more. It’s a day that has carried through to have relevance for modern socialism, reflected

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Folklore with Elen Sentier

Jan 9th, 2017 | By

Elen Sentier has been posting some fantastic folklore articles over at http://elensentier.co.uk/ – here’s a taster and some insights! 3 Kings Night “You might be thinking, “What’s she doing, doing a christianny thing? Thought she was a pagan through-n-through!” Well, I am indeed pagan, of the land …  but this is not a christianny thing. Like

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A Dark Gathering in Boscastle!

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By

Elen Sentier looks back at a fantastic Samhain gathering… Wow! What a happening! Old folk traditions came together at Boscastle in North Cornwall on Saturday 29th October this year and the results were completely magical. Three Morris sides came to give us their dancing, music and songs – Beltane Border Morris from Dartmoor, Wytchwood from

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