The Thistle & Shamrock: Season Of Light The ancient year marked seasonal changes with special festivities and rituals. Join in our celebration of the natural elements — Air, Earth, Water and Fire — with a Beltane-themed hour of music.
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The Thistle & Shamrock: Season Of Light

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Season Of Light

The Thistle & Shamrock: Season Of Light

The Thistle & Shamrock: Season Of Light

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A man painted green takes part in a Beltane May Day celebration on May 1, 2013 in Glastonbury, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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

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Marked in early May, Beltane is one of four quarter-day festivals in the old year. Join our celebration of the natural elements — Air, Earth, Water and Fire — in a Beltane-themed hour of music.