The annual celebration that marks the change of season to Summer has had to be cancelled due to the current pandemic.
The chair of the society announced
“It is with a heavy heart that the Board of Trustees for Beltane Fire Society have decided the Beltane Fire Festival will not be going ahead this year.
We are deeply saddened to make this call, but we cannot ignore the potential risks for transmission that could arise from facilitating this public event. We hope you can understand our reasoning and we express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has been so excited to witness our event.
We know this will be disappointing news for those who had specifically planned to travel here to celebrate Beltane with us. The board is offering to transfer any ticket previously purchased to our next festival or refunds are available on request.
The board would like to specially thank all of those who applied to be group organisers and volunteers for this festival and were dedicated enough to give up their time to help us celebrate Beltane. We know this news will be deeply hard for them as well.”
They will however be hosting a special online version for people to attend and watch.