Painted people, drumming and a lot of things on fire!!

From my friend Wendy and her blog, “A Fish and a Bicycle.” I am bitterly jealous! I wanna go!

A Fish and a Bicycle

Well, what can I say. It was Edinburgh on Beltane Night (April 30th) and it was the Fire Festival! Hard to take pics cause it was night and a lot of people and a lot of fire spinning.  I know we didn’t see everything that happened (did I mention all the people?) and I know I didn’t understand all of what was going on (blue people, red people, drumming) so here is just a glimpse.

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Oh, and it involved fire performance, uninhibited behaviour and semi-nudity. Woop woop!

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Wearing our appropriate clothing and footwear, and leaving our flying lanterns a the hotel, we headed up Calton Hill and joined the sea of people.

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Getting to the top, there were some amazing fire figures.

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There was a May Queen (in white and red) with her attendants, lots of painted red drummers and fire spinners, some blue people (the Picts?), a troupe of…

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~ by Sable Aradia on May 23, 2013.

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