Beltane


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Bel·tane

 (bĕl′tān, -tən)
n.
An ancient Celtic feast, usually observed on May 1, marked by the lighting of bonfires and the performance of various rites of purification.

[Middle English, from Scottish Gaelic bealltainn; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

Beltane

(ˈbɛlteɪn; -tən)
n
(European Myth & Legend) an ancient Celtic festival with a sacrificial bonfire on May Day. It is also celebrated by modern pagans
[C15: from Scottish Gaelic bealltainn]

Beltane

An ancient Celtic festival held on May 1 at which ritual bonfires were lit and purification rites were carried out.
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Blantyre claimed their second league win of the season against Wishaw with a routine win at a blustery Beltane on Saturday.
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Shotts gaffer John McKeown signed Paul for Wishaw when he was manager at the Beltane.
We lose sight of our old ways and yet it surrounds us - none more so, perhaps, than Beltane, commonly known as May Day and on April 30 into May 1 Calton Hill in Edinburgh has its very own Beltane Fire Festival.
"I've no doubt that Glen Road is being used by youths going to and from the wooded area at the golf course, Beltane Park, Craigneuk and Coltness.
Earlier this year, he was named Peebles Cornet - a ceremonial "ambassador" for the town - at the annual Beltane Festival.
The league campaign was to start with a number of low scoring defeats and draws, with only away wins at Maryhill and East Kilbride and a home win against Royal Albert to cheer the Beltane faithful.
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With other clubs in cup action this weekend, McGuinness will be hoping to make up more ground in the league when they take on Greenock at the Beltane.