Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Beltane

Magical slides from the Newgrange people...
http://www.newgrange.com/beltane.htm

So astronomically it's Beltane today, not last Saturday. Does that mean that in the Southern Hemisphere it's technically Samhain today? Confusing.

Outside the office window, apart from the fresh foliage it looks more like Samhain than Beltane, actually; lowering grey sky and a strong wind tossing the branches. I think it may be going to rain again...

2 comments:

miss*R said...

yes, the true moment of Samhain was May 5.. it is confusing, but I guess that the ancestors held it on the same day because they didn't have the means to know when the moment was exactly..

Imogen said...

That's what I hope - I don't believe the Almighty is too worried about the letter of things either, so long as we are keeping with the Spirit of them...