Beltane Fire Festival is an annual participatory arts event and ritual drama, held on April 30 on Calton Hill in Edinburgh. It is inspired by the ancient Gaelic festival of Beltane which was historically held on an evening after May 1st and marked the beginning of summer.
The more we spun the happier we got. We giggled as we ran faster around the pole, proudly holding our ribbons. I was thinking about how amazing I felt until the shocking noise of a gunshot came upon us. I disappeared, hoping to not get caught by a bullet. I looked around to ensure no one was hurt, but Marie was on the ground. I remained invisible as I approached Marie with tears in my eyes, but Candi did not.