Calan Haf (Beltane) 2023
May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We will be celebrating Calan Haf at Trout Lake Abbey on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 5:30 pm. We are starting early so that we may dance the Maypole in the light. This will be a Welsh pantheon rite. Bydded Felly!
Trout Lake Abbey
46 Stoller Road
Trout Lake, WA 98650
This is the rite of the beginnings of summer, of fertility, and of green and growing things. It is said that in medieval days, folks would go out into the woods and lay with whomever they came across. Welcome to the lusty month of May!
It is also a rite to celebrate Nature, the Earth, and the Spirits of Nature. We honor those who share this world with us!
Weather permitting, we will hold this rite outdoors in the Stone Circle, and will dance the Maypole. We will be honoring the Goddess Rhiannon (a horse and sovereignty Goddess) and her husband, the Hero Pwyll, Pen Annwfn, at this rite. We will also honor the Spirits of the Land as life awakens here in the valley.
Please bring your own offerings to make to Rhiannon, Pwyll, or the other Spirits. Appropriate offerings include flowers, whiskey, horsey things, silver, oats, organic foods like apples and carrots, etc. As always, praise offerings of song, poetry, dance, etc. are always welcome.
There will be a potluck following the ritual, held in the main house.
We look forward to seeing you here on Saturday the 6th!