Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrated in Edinburgh

People celebrate the Samhuinn Fire Festival in Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson
People celebrate the Samhuinn Fire Festival in Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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MEMBERS of the Beltane Fire Society took part in celebrations to mark the Samhuinn Fire Festival in Edinburgh on Friday night.

The Samhuinn celebration tells the story of the overthrowing of Summer by Winter, with a stand-off between the Summer and Winter Kings.

This is overseen by the Cailleach, a Celtic representation of the Goddess, or ‘Divine Hag’.

The transformation from Summer to Winter is supported by the energies and interactions of the Summer and Winter courts, through performance, music and dance.