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Thistle And Shamrock: Beltane Bash

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A member of the Beltane Fire Society is seen celebrating the coming of summer on April 30, 2006, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The procession is a revival of the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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A member of the Beltane Fire Society is seen celebrating the coming of summer on April 30, 2006, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The procession is a revival of the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane.

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The ancient year marked seasonal changes with special festivals and rituals. Beltane, one of four quarter-day festivals, is recreated today in the modern Scottish capital with festivities to re-establish Edinburgh residents' links with the natural year. Join in our celebration with a Beltane-themed hour of music.