Ancient May day celebrations; dressing the clootie tree and sending silly messages to the water spirits.
Beltane is the traditional celebration of the peak of spring and the beginning of summer. It’s a time of new life and fresh beginnings after the bleakness and hardships of winter. Bare branches sprout leaves and blossom, and there is fresh green pasture for animals to enjoy. Many ancient spring traditions now form part of the Christian celebration of Easter, but there remains something special about the opening days of May when holidays provide opportunity to reflect on the wonders of nature, the cycle of the seasons, and our ancient past
Saturday 30th April – Tuesday 3rd May
10am - 5pm
Adults £11, Seniors £10, Children age 2-15 years £9.00
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston, Lothian EH54 7AR
Sat 30 Apr to Tue 3 May