October 17, 2011

Beltane Fire Festival, Scotland

Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

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On the eve of the Beltane Fire Festival, these costumed participants help celebrate the beginning of the summer growing season. The pagan festival, which has roots in Celtic fertility rituals, also features drummers and acrobats.

(From the National Geographic book Visions of Earth)

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