Even though the first day of summer does not arrive until June 1st with the summer solstice on June 21st, ancient Celts believed that the month of May, which they celebrated as Lá Bealtaine, marked the beginning of summer. And who wouldn’t welcome the arrival of summer a little bit earlier? Continue reading to learn more about this ancient Celtic festival and the rituals that are still practiced in Ireland to this very day.
- May 14 2022
Summer in Ireland Traveling the Emerald IsleCategories: News , Celtic Holidays , Ireland , Peaceful Cottage , Travel to Ireland
- May 01 2015
Celebrate May Day - The Feast of BealtaineCategories: Irish Traditions
May Day has been celebrated in Ireland since pagan times as the feast of Bealtaine and in later times as Mary's Day. Traditionally, bonfires were lit to mark the coming of summer and to banish the long nights of winter. Discover the ancient Irish tradition of celebrating the arrival of summer with The Irish Jewelry Company's guide to the Feast of Bealtaine. Learn about the history, customs, and traditions of this vibrant festival and explore unique Irish jewelry inspired by the holiday. Join us in honoring this significant day in Ireland's rich cultural heritage.