The Beltane Fire Society is a community organisation that puts on the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill and the Samhuinn Fire Festival on the Royal Mile, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The society was formed in 1988 for the second Beltane Fire Festival (the first on Calton Hill). The BFS also organises events for the other Celtic cross-quarter days, i.e., Imbolc and Lughnasad, and for Solstices and Equinoxes.
The World Body Painting Festival 2012 takes place in Austria from 2nd to 8th July so what better excuse to celebrate our own love of decorating ourselves with some pictures of epic body and face paint creations from this year’s Beltane Fire Festival? See more on our blog.