Bealtaine Reflection from Solas Bhride

On 1st May the beginning of Summer is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, because of the Coronavirus Covid-19 people are unable to gather together at Solas Bhride but we can be united in celebrating Bealtaine in our own homes.

There are many customs associated with the celebration of Bealtaine.  Bealtaine is also the Irish word for the month of May, a month dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

The following video from Solas Bhride in Kildare marks this day and also notes the beginning of the month of Mary.