Edinburgh's summer fire festival

21:54, Jun 11 2013
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Beltane Fire Society performers celebrate the coming of summer.
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The Fire Festival is held on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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The event celebrates the ending of winter.
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The event celebrates the ending of winter.
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The event is a revival of the ancient Celtic and Pagan festival of Beltane
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Beltane is the Gaelic name for the month of May.
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First organized in the mid 1980's, the event draws hundreds of visitors.
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The event is a visual treat with a torchlight procession and acrobats.
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The event is a visual treat with a torchlight procession and acrobats.
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Due to the popularity of this festival, it has grown from being a free event to a ticketed one.
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Members of the public wait to watch performers celebrate the coming of summer.
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The festival was held on April 30th this year.
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The Beltane Fire Society is a charity run by a board of volunteers.
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The festival is held annually on April 30th.
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Beginning when night falls, the festival continues for about 3 hours.

Everything gets a little hot in Edinburgh when the coming of summer is celebrated with the Beltane Fire Festival.

The event  on Calton Hill celebrates the ending of winter and is a revival of the ancient Celtic and Pagan festival of Beltane, the Gaelic name for the month of May.

The festival was first organized in the mid 1980's and to this day performers from the Beltane Fire Society will put on quite a show.

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