Happy Beltane!

last year’s Maypole Dance winds down

When do you celebrate Beltane?  Some are celebrating today.  I saw several events scheduled for last weekend.  Last night was May Eve, the traditional time for the festival and the time chosen by the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Their celebration looks amazing, but with an estimated attendance of 12,000, I’m probably better off enjoying the pictures and videos. 

Denton CUUPS will be holding our Beltane celebration this coming Saturday, May 5.  We always go the first Saturday in May, because the last weekend in April is the Denton Arts & Jazz Fest… and we learned the hard way not to try to compete with Arts & Jazz Fest. 

If you’re in the North Texas area I hope you’ll come out and join us.  Gathering begins at 7:00 PM and the circle starts promptly at 7:30 – we do not observe Pagan Standard Time.  For the eighth consecutive year we’ll begin the circle with a Maypole Dance.  We don’t select the dancers ahead of time, so show up a little after 7:00 and tell Erin you want to dance and you’re in.  There are eight ribbons – first come, first selected. 

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About John Beckett

I grew up in Tennessee with the woods right outside my back door. Wandering through them gave me a sense of connection to Nature and to a certain Forest God. I’m a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the Coordinating Officer of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and a former Vice President of CUUPS Continental. I’ve been writing, speaking, teaching, and leading public rituals for the past eleven years. I live in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and I earn my keep as an engineer.