The ghost of Halloween past

This year, we may have had to celebrate Halloween a little differently. Going from door to door asking strangers for sweets is off the cards, and we had to rethink how we can celebrate this annual tradition. There are, of course, many Halloween traditions that we can still participate in from home. From costume competitions […]

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Samhuinn Fire Festival: celebrating Gaelic traditions

Calton Hill was ablaze this Halloween night for the Beltane Fire Society’s annual Samhuinn Fire Festival. The event featured almost 400 volunteer performers who drummed, danced, and even sang Scottish Gaelic tunes. Nearly 20 costumed groups of dancers, acrobats, and drummers travelled around Calton Hill, and attendees could follow whichever group of performers interested them. […]