Historically observed at the beginning of May as a marker between the spring equinox + the summer solstice. This sacred day is often linked to the celebration of fertility — that of human reproduction, creative expression + the lush land that surrounds us, creeping closer everyday to waking up from its winter slumbers. . Fire was traditionally seen as a purifier + healer + would have been walked around + danced around by the members of the community. Farmers would also have driven their cattle between bonfires to cleanse + protect them before being put out into the fields. In ancient communities, each home’s hearth fire would have been extinguished + a new neid fire lit which would have then been used to relight people’s hearths in their own homes. In this way the community was connected to each other by the sacred fire which was central to all. The festival would also have been a time of courtship rituals + a celebration of our own fertility! . Toss this beautiful bundle filled with springtime into your bonfire + let the energy fill your surrounding with blessings of growth. To further connect with your community, break off pieces of the arrangement before burning + share with those close to you — ask them to add this earth into their next fire ceremony to continue the ritual!
♡ each will vary slightly to honor the beauty + uniqueness of nature ♡