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Samhuinn Fire Festival

For the first time ever Samhuinn Fire Festival marks the turn of the seasons at the top of Calton Hill.  The Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter. 

About Samhuinn Edinburgh 2018

Samhuinn Credit Raini Scott

This Samhuinn Fire Festival will be a stunning torchlit performance with wild drumming, acrobatics, fire-dancing, intricate costumes and battles between the otherworldly forces of summer and winter.

The event will be on Hallowe’en night from 7pm until 11pm. Tickets are £6 in advance, £9 on the day and kids under 5 go free. All proceeds go to the Beltane Fire Society, a charity run by volunteers marking the fire festivals of the ancient Celtic calendar such as Samhuinn and Beltane. 

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