Beltane is one of the four most important festivals in the pagan, Wiccan calendar of events; and also the first day of Summer. Considering my morning is already hot and humid, that seems about right to me.
Maypole dancing, May Day baskets, bonfires and celebrations. Amazing how centuries' old traditions are still alive and well in our present time.
When I was a kid, we would make May Day baskets and leave them on doorknobs all around our neighborhood. In Edinburgh, on Calton Hill, they light a huge bonfire and wild revelry ensues. Dancing and chaos and Druids and ancient ways. Villages across Britain have Maypoles and festivities. It's also a holiday off work, which I always thought was the coolest thing.
Blessings and Happy May Day, dear readers...
In lovely harmony the wood has put on its green mantle,
and summer is on its throne, playing its string-music;
the willow, whose harp hung silent when it was withered in winter,
now gives forth its melody.
Hush! Listen! The world is alive!
~~ Thomas Evans, Welsh poet, 1840-65