The Thistle & Shamrock: Beltane

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A man painted green takes part in a Beltane May Day celebration on May 1, 2013 in Glastonbury, England.

The ancient year marked seasonal changes with special festivities and rituals. Marked at the beginning of May, Beltane is one of four quarter-day festivals. Join in our celebration of the natural elements — Air, Earth, Water and Fire — with a Beltane-themed hour of music.

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