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Beltane is coming (May 1st) so here are 14 Beltane activities to help you plan for your celebrations. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. To learn more about what this means, please click here

Bake for Beltane

Baking is a traditional Pagan activity for celebrating the sabbaths. Baking with food and herbs that correspond to Beltane is a great way to honour the holiday and is great to share with friends and family too. 

Do a Beltane themed meditation

Typing ‘Beltane meditation’ into YouTube and you are sure to come up with a good selection of meditations to choose from. I really like the Beltane meditation from Katie of the night. I also really like this longer Beltane meditation from Sam Lacey.

Make a Faerie garden

It said that the veil between us and the fae and nature spirits is at its thinnest at Beltane. Making a small faerie garden can be a lot of fun and is a great way to get young children involved in Beltane celebrations. 

Decorate your altar with Beltane colours and symbols.

Decorating your altar for each sabbath on the wheel of the year can be so much fun. For Beltane, you can add crystals and herbs which correspond to Beltane, coloured ribbons, candles in Beltane colours, a mini maypole, any spring flowers, a floral crown, a cauldron, statues or pictures of the fae, and baskets. 

Decorate a tree with ribbons

It is said that there is an old Beltane tradition of writing wishes on ribbons and tying them to trees. If you have a tree in your garden you could decorate it in Beltane coloured ribbons which have your intentions written on for the rest of the year. 

Have a picnic outside and appreciate the surroundings

Getting outside is always an important part of any pagan holiday. If the weather permits, having a picnic is a great way to do that. 

Dance outside and have some fun!

Beltane is a joyous celebration and the energy is high. Dancing like nobody is watching under the sun is a great way to get your energy levels up high and in the spirit of Beltane. 

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Make a mini maypole for your altar

Having access to a real maypole can be difficult, especially in recent times, so why not make a mini maypole to use for your altar decor? 

Do a Beltane-themed Tarot spread

Themed Tarot spreads can be a lot of fun and can give you some great things to write about in your journal. Searching ‘Beltane Tarot’ on Google or Pinterest will give you a lot of options to choose from. I like the three-card spread from the butterfly witch which is great for all abilities in Tarot. The curious card slinger has a good Tarot spread for Beltane for those with a bit more experience at doing Tarot spreads.

Make a flower wreath or crown

Making a floral crown or a wreath are popular Beltane activities. Wearing a flower crown can make you feel like a young girl again. It is also perfect Beltane festival wear too!

Have a bonfire

With Beltane being a fire festival, what better way to celebrate than to have your own bonfire. Not got the space for a bonfire, use a fire pit instead. 

Make a may basket to give to neigbours, family or friends

An old Beltane tradition was for children to make baskets of flowers and other small treats and leave them on the doorsteps of neighbours that could not get to the town celebrations on Beltane. Why not make some may baskets for family, friends or neighbours to spread the Beltane love. 

Wash your face with morning dew

Another old Beltane tradition is to wash your face with Beltane morning dew. It is said to give you beauty and vitality for the coming year. 

Do some earthing (walking outside barefoot)

Walking outside barefoot is something that is not often done in the modern era but it is a great way to connect with nature. If you decide to do some earthing this Beltane, just be careful that you do not step on anything sharp or sticky!

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So, that is 14 Beltane activities to inspire you in your celebrations. I hope that you have enjoyed this post and if you have it would be fantastic if you could consider sharing it on social media. What are you planning on doing for Beltane this year?

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