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Samhuinn Fire Festival

  • 31 October 2024
  • 00:0001:00
  • Free
  • Ages 2 – 18 years


Edinburgh's spectacular Winter celebration returns with a live parade to celebrate the ancient ritual of Samhuinn, putting a fiery twist on Halloween night.

Hosted by Beltane Fire Society, the Samhuinn Fire Parade celebrates the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter.

Witness the transition between the seasons of summer and winter up close, brought to life by a mix of fire, drumming, acrobatics, and immersive theatre. Details will be released to those who have registered in advance.

THE STORY SO FAR… When the Summer King first emerged from his slumber, he meant to celebrate the start of his reign with a magnificent feast - but nobody came. Now, too soon for his liking, he must draw his short season to a close and pass the mantle to the Winter King.

Sensing his reluctance, the mysterious crone goddess known as the Cailleach arrives. Under her watchful gaze, the turn of the year's wheel must be preserved.

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  • Queen's Drive
  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 8HG
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  • Edinburgh (0.79 miles)
    • National Rail line National Rail


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