Help us celebrate Belatne and bring some good luck to the growing season at Hillstomp. Beltane is exactly opposite from Samhain on the round calendar and it is and opposite type of celebration. Where Samhain (or Halloween as it is more well-known) is a day of remembrance of our ancestors, Beltane is a festival of life. In Beltane folklore, the triple goddess in her maiden form and the horned god or green man would enter into marriage that brought love and fertility and life.
The festivities at Hillstomp will include erecting a May Pole and then dancing around it. We’ll start at 11am by harvesting and skinning the pole. We’ll break at some point for a potluck lunch. We will then erect the pole and decorate it with flowers (please bring some if you have them). We’ll also have a few people on hands to help make flower crowns. Dancing around the May Pole will start around 2-3. We’ll have some fiddling and flute musicians to help us hold space and get in the festive spirit. We’re expecting the May Pole festivities to conclude around 4pm. We’ll finish up the day with a song share circle led by Lulu Mosman from 4-6pm.
You are invited to join us for as much or as little of the day as you want. We invite you to bring what you have to offer in terms of energy, ideas, and the spirit of celebration. If you have any questions, or something you’d like to offer to the group, you can email us at email@example.com. If you want to RSVP to let us know you’ll be coming, you can register at this eventBrite page.
Image by Franz Dvorak, In the Orchard, 1912