Beltane Festivities for Bank Holiday!

Celebrate the start of summer by taking part in the Beltane Festival at Celtic Harmony Camp, the Iron Age settlement near Hertford, on Monday 4th May, 10am-5pm.

Meaning ‘Bright Fire’, Beltane is the original fire festival, a time of renewed hope when the Celts celebrated the coming of summer.

Join the festivities with live music, fire breathing, storytelling, bushcraft, owl displays, ‘Have a Go’ archery, seasonal activities and demonstrations from pottery to green woodworking, plus the Beltane bonfire with fire procession and hog roast.

The Archers Rest Cafe will be serving seasonal Celtic dishes including Hog Roast under the Feasting Shelter. The festival culminates with the musical fire procession and a traditional tree dressing of the Oak.

Education Manager, Clare Holt, explains the importance of the festival for the Celts: “The Beltane Summer Festival is the Celtic Fire Festival, symbolising the burning away of winter and the growing of summer. It is a wonderful family event packed with activity and fun to celebrate the long awaited change in the seasons”.

Cost: £10 / ticket. Under 2 free

One pound from each admission will go towards our new Heritage Education Centre for Ancient Britain.

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