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Hampshire played host to a magnificent celebration of the ancient May Day which culminated in the burning of a wickerman.

Crowds celebrated the ancient May day with the burning of a wicker man on Butser Hill for The Beltain Celtic Fire FestivalCrowds celebrated the ancient May day with the burning of a wicker man on Butser Hill for The Beltain Celtic Fire Festival
Crowds celebrated the ancient May day with the burning of a wicker man on Butser Hill for The Beltain Celtic Fire Festival | Mike Cooter

Crowds gathered for an evening celebrating the Gaelic May Day at a Celtic Fire Festival on Butser Ancient Farm on Saturday, May 4. While the afternoon was full of activities and living history displays the main event was the burning of a 40ft wickerman celebrating the beginning of summer.

Watch the amazing display in the video embedded in this article.

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