Your browser does not support script


Hot Sections...

  Loc. News 0
  Events 2,450
  Poetry 714


  Adults 329
  Military 13
  Teens 8
  New Posts 5


  Adult 88
  Family 23
  Teen 2
  College 1
  Military 0
  Recovery 2

  Clergy 33

  Shops 24

  Services 66

  Notices 59

Local Web...

  EGroups 9
  Resources 6
  Activists 0

Total Area Resources

Sponsors 51

 Page: Profile: Event   Total Views: 21,127,927  

Event Stats

Category: Beltane

What to Bring: Bring your own picnic food and drink. Bring your d

Price/Donation: Love Donation

Wvox Stats

Acct. Id: 186382

Event Id: 82670

Posted: May.14.2012

Views: 8443
The Moon Path Chapter Of CUUPS [Witchvox Sponsor] announces...

2013 (3) Mid Spring Sun Celebration-Beltain MayDay

When: Apr. 27th. 2013
Where: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Ft Lauderdale May Day Festival, Family Picnic, and Sun Celebration

Event Details: eltain Press Release and info:

The Moon Path Chapter of
Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) will host a
May Day Festival, Family Picnic, and Sun Celebration

12:00 PM - 7 PM, Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Rain or Shine

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft. Lauderdale,
3970 NW 21st Avenue (between Commercial and Oakland Park) ,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33309, 954-484-6734. Love Donation.

Bring non-perishable food items (Or Cash Donation)
to be donated to LifeNet4Families

Bring Ribbons for the May Pole. Each one = 18 feet or 6 yards.
(Or Cash Donation)

The public is invited to attend the May Day Festival, Family Picnic,
and Sun Celebration which will conform to,
and celebrate the ancient tradition.

The Indigo Garden With Darlene Limpert will present:
Belly Dance Performance 2:00 PM
Dance Lesson 2:30 PM

Witch's Mark will perform their
special brand of music 3 PM to 5 PM

Bring your own picnic food and drink.
Bring your drums and percussion instruments
for the drum circle and ritual.

Food will be available for purchase from

Feel free to come dressed in garb/costume.

Fun and Games for kids of all ages - Picnic (BYOF/D InOrOutside)

Vendors in air conditioned facilities:
(Ceramics, Drums, Henna Artist, Food, Jewelry, Massage Therapist,
Psychic, Reiki Healing, Rune Reading, Sarongs, Soaps,
Tarot Reading, T-Shirts, Various Merchandise)

12 PM -Opening
12:30 PM -Walking the Labyrinth is an Outside activity
1 PM -Ritual - Pee Wee Pagans - Outside Play Ground
2 PM -Belly Dance Performance - Darlene Limpert & Students - Sanctuary Stage
2:30 PM -Belly Dance Lesson - Darlene Limpert - Sanctuary Stage
3 PM -Witch's Mark' - Pagan Band - Outside Patio
3 PM -Sadie of the Hawk: The Queen of the May will select her King;
May Pole Dancing with ribbons
5 PM -Raffle Drawing
5:15 PM -Pre Ritual Grounding Meditation - The Luna Road Faerie Troupe
5:30 PM -May Day Sun Celebration
Anyone wishing to stay and participate is welcome

Visit the CUUPS Moon Path Chapter website for details on pagan activities.

The full moon in the month of May is called the Flower Moon.
This year the Flower Moon is May 25, 2013 04:25 Universal Time.

MayDay (Beltaine)
is one of the 4 Cross Quarter Sun Celebrations in the Wheel of the Year.
It is halfway between the two Quarter Sun Celebrations,
Spring Equinox (Ostara) and Summer Solstice (Litha) .
Exactly opposite November 1 (Samhain (SOW-in/Ireland) )
on the wheel of the year.

This year the Cross Quarter is on May 5
when the Sun reaches 15 degrees Taurus
but it is always celebrated on April 30/May 1.

In the highlands of Scotland and England all the Cross Quarters are
considered times of being able to cross over to the "other world".

This is the time considered by some to be the start of spring.

The month of May was named after either the Roman fertility Goddess Maia,
or the Greek Goddess Maia, mother of Apollo and Artemis;
originally a mountain nymph, later identified as the most beautiful
of the Seven Sisters, the Pleiades. By Zeus, she is also the
mother of Hermes, god of magic.
Maia's parents were Atlas and Pleione, a sea nymph.

The ancient Egyptians had both a lunar and seasonal (solar) 365 day calendar,
which was divided into three seasons of four months each.
Each month consisted of 30 days (3 weeks of 10 days per week) .
Five days called 'Heriu-renpet' were added to the solar calendar
at the end of the three seasons for the birth of the Goddesses/Gods.
An extra day would be added as needed.

The heliacal rise of Sirius just before dawn was
an extremely important event for the Ancient Egyptians.
The first visibility of the star Sirius on the morning sky,
called heliacal rising, fell close to the Inundation of the
Nile and was the beginning of the Ancient Egyptian solar year.

The first new moon after the heliacal rising was the beginning of the lunar year.
3, 000 years ago the heliacal rising was in early July, currently it is around
August 1st. Each lunar month was named after an Ancient Egyptian Goddess,
God, or major festival. In a year with 13 new moons, the 13th lunar month
was added to the end of the year.

The Ancient Egyptian ninth solar month from
March 29 to April 27 is Shomu/Shemu I (low-water) when crops were harvested.

The Ancient Egyptian tenth solar month from
April 28 to May 27 is Shomu/Shemu II (low-water) when crops were harvested.

The ancient Hellenic lunar months would start on the new moon and a
new day would start at sunset. The new year would start on the new moon
before the Autumn Equinox. Except for Athens which used the new moon
following the Summer Solstice. I use the Autumn Equinox and the lunar
month of Boedromion for my calculations for the new year. In a year
with 13 new moons, the 13th lunar month (Poseideon II) was inserted
between the 4th (Poseideon) and 5th (Gamelion) lunar months around
December/January. A different Goddess/God was honored for the
full moon of the month.

The Roman calendar was originally lunar.
The first days was the kalends (from which the modern word calendar is derived) ,
the first quarter was the nones, and the full moon was the ides.

A crown of flowers was hung over the hearth, and sacrifices were made to the
Lares, or household gods on the kalends, nones, ides, and all feast days.
The waning moon was the unlucky part of the month and had no name.
The days were numbered backward from the first of the next month.

The ancient Roman solar calendar consisted of 10 months in a year of 304 days.
The Romans seem to have ignored the remaining 61 days, which fell in the middle
of winter, the unmarked "Terror Time". The 10 months were named Martius,
Aprilis, Maius, Junius, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November,
and December. The year began with Martius "March". Numa Pompilius,
the second king of Rome circa 700 BC, added the two months Januarius "January"
and Februarius "February". He also moved the beginning of the year from Marius
to Januarius. This made the Roman year 365 days long.

The month of Aprilis, the modern April,
was originally the second month of the Roman civil year.

The origin of the name Aprilis is unknown.
The poet Ovid suggested that it was derived from the word aperrtum, open,
as in the opening of the season of spring.
There is also a similarity to the word apricus,
which means sunny or warmed by the sun.

The month of Maius, the modern May,
was originally the third month of the civil year
and is dedicated to the Goddess Maia.
Maius is derived from the name of the Goddess.

Nos Galon Mai ushers in the fifth month of the modern calendar year,
the month of May.

In ancient Italy, Cardea, the White Goddess, was celebrated as the Queen of May.
Cardea presided over marriage and childbirth and she carried a protective
hawthorn bough.

The Celtic Blodeuwedd, wife of Lleu was also associated with
hawthorn and celebrated as the Queen of May.

MayDay is a powerful holiday, filled with legend and tradition
that goes back farther than most recorded history.

One of the most famous is probably the Maypole, a tall pole of oak
adorned with a hawthorne garland and many brightly colored ribbons.
The ribbons would be held by the many participants who danced their
way around the Maypole in opposing directions, weaving in and out
until the people were almost arm in arm and the Maypole was woven
with bright springtime colors from top to bottom.

The Maypole is actually a symbol for fertility of the land, and the ribbons
being wound represent the movement of energies between the Earth and the Sky
(The Goddess and the God) that causes the plants to grow and the world to re-awaken.

The Maypole, associated with May festivals, is traceable to an ancient Greek figure
known as a herm, named for Hermes. The earliest form of a herm was simply a
wooden column upon which a ritual mask was hung.

The Maypole, a phallic symbol, represents the masculine.
The soft, colorful ribbons represent the feminine.
The union of the two symbolizes the union of the God and Goddess.

In ancient Egypt there was the Dejed-piler resembling a stylized tree.
The djed pillar (pronounced Zed) is a khemetic hieroglyphic symbol
which stands for stability. It represents the backbone of Osiris
which is the greek form of the khemetic Asir. The Djed was raised
at various times, during the end of the A'aperti's reign &
the coronation of a new one, and also during the winter solstice.
The common people raised the djed pillar during times of failing
crops to ensure fertility which has to do with Asir being a Netjer
of resurrection. During the raising of the djed festival the
A'aperti or the pharaoh would run a certain course to prove that
he was still fit to rule. It was decorated with a Tet Knot (bow)
and Dejeds (flanges) to represent the union of Isis and Osiris.

MayDay is a festival of Rebirth, traditionally a fertility festival.
It is a celebration of the re-awakening of the earth, the opening of
the flowers, the rebirth of all that had 'died' throughout the Winter's
cold rule. There is encouragement for the crops to begin growing and the
cattle to give birth to the next generation. Birds and animals are mating.
In the fields, newly planted seeds are beginning to grow.
Great fires are lit honoring the fertility God Belenos.
Some leap the fires to show the exuberance of the season.

The Land represented by the Goddess is now ripe and fertile and the
Young God expresses His Love for Her.

It is legend that children conceived at Mayday were gifted by the gods.

The old Celtic name for May Day is Beltane (in its most popular Anglicized form) ,
which is derived from the Irish Gaelic 'Bealtaine' or the Scottish Gaelic 'Bealtuinn',
meaning 'Bel-fire', the fire of the Celtic god of light (Bel, Beli or Belinus) .
He, in turn, may be traced to the Middle Eastern god Baal.

MayDay is also known as: Bealtaine; Bealtinne; Beal-tine; Bealtuinn; Beltan;
Beltain; Beltein; Beltine; Bel-tien, Nos Galan MaiS; Shenn da Boaldyn; Walburga.

The Year is divided into Quarters by the
Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, and the Fall Equinox.
Halfway between the Solstice and Equinox is the Cross Quarter.
These Quarters and Cross Quarters are called the Wheel of the Year of the Sun.

MayDay (Beltaine)
is one of the 4 Cross Quarter Sun Celebrations in the Wheel of the Year.
It is halfway between the two Quarter Sun Celebrations,
Spring Equinox (Ostara) and Summer Solstice (Litha) .
Exactly opposite November 1 (Samhain (SOW-in/Ireland) )
on the wheel of the year.

The eight Sun Celebrations in the Wheel of the Year are:
Wiccan name: Druid Name
Samhain November 1 (Cross Quarter)
Yule December 20-22 (Winter Solstice) Alban Arthan
Imbolc February 2 (Cross Quarter)
Ostara March 20-22 (Spring Equinox) Alban Eiler
Beltaine May 2 (Cross Quarter)
Litha June 20-22 (Summer Solstice) Alban Hefin
Lammas August 1 (Cross Quarter)
Mabon September 20-22 (Autumn Equinox) Alban Elfed

Mabon Yule
Lammas Imbolc
Litha Ostara

Sophialinus The Drum Lioness

Event Location: 3970 NW 21st Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale
Event TIME Details: 12:00 PM - 7 PM

Directions: between Commercial and Oakland Park

Phone: (954) 484-6734

Website II:

To view ALL of our listings: Click HERE

Contact Us Via Email...

Email Invites Note: NO, I have not opted to receive Pagan Invites! Please don't send me anonymous invites to groups, sales, events or causes.

To send a private email message to 2013 (3) Mid Spring Sun Celebration-Beltain MayDay...

Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.

Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.

State/Country flags created by and are used with permission

Pagan Essays

Pagan Web
8,000 Links

Pagan Groups
Local Covens etc.

80,000 Profiles

Home - TWV Logos - Email US - Privacy
News and Information

Chapters: Pagan/Heathen Basics - Pagan BOOKS - Traditions, Paths & Religions - Popular Pagan Holidays - TV & Movies - Cats of the Craft - Festival Reviews - Festival Tips - White Pages (Resources) - Issues/Concerns - West Memphis 3 - Witch Hunts - Pagan Protection Tips - Healing Planet Earth

Your Voices: Adult Essays - Young Pagan Essays - Pagan Perspectives (On Hold) - WitchWars: Fire in the Craft - Gay Pagan - Pagan Parenting - Military - Pagan Passages

Pagan Music: Pagan Musicians - Bardic Circle at WitchVox - Free Music from TWV

Vox Central: About TWV - Wren: Words, Wrants and Wramblings - Guest Rants - Past Surveys - A Quest for Unity

Weekly Updates: Click HERE for an index of our weekly updates for the past 6 years

W.O.T.W. - World-Wide Networking

Your Town: A Link to YOUR Area Page (The largest listing of Witches, Pagans, Heathens and Wiccans on the Planet)

VoxLinks: The Pagan Web: 8,000 Listings

Your Witchvox Account: Log in Now - Create New Account - Request New Password - Log in Problems

Personal Listings: Pagan Clergy in Your Town - Adult Pagans - Young Pagans - Military Pagans

Events: Circles, Gatherings, Workshops & Festivals

Covens/Groups/Orgs: Local Groups Main Page

Other LOCAL Resources: Local Shops - Regional Sites - Local Notices - Global/National Notices - Local Skills & Services - Local Egroups - Political Freedom Fighters

Pagan Shopping: Online Shops Index - Original Crafters Sites - Auction Sites - Pagan Wholesalers - Pagan Local Shops

Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2018 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.

Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.

Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.

Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.

Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
Log in...

Your Email:


Stay In?

Create Account

GET Password

GET Help


The Pagan Web