Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ricky and Issac pair up for Gender Bender Beltane

Boy Ricky and Perseid De Belle Rue will use the land for a Gender Inclusive event. Though not an Amber Fox Faerie gathering, all Fae ones are encouraged to join us for Beltane.  It will be vegetarian delights in the tradition of our fabulous culinary tradition. 

Beltane Celebrations fall on April 30th and May 1st, soon indeed! We all hope that you can join our circle at Amberfox and share in this historic gathering on the Land. Let's be honest- couldn't we all use a little more faerie magic in our lives? Winter is OVER, the land is waking up and it's time to shake some queer spirit (and booty).

Beltane is as old as the fracking hills and a radical faerie stand-by. Traditionally it's a celebration of Spring, fertility, good fortune and good harvests to come, though for those of us this far North it's also something of a victory party for Spring and life over our longest season by far, Winter. (Not that we're the only faeries partying- trust me.)

This will be the first time we celebrate Beltane at Amberfox and this weekend will be gender-inclusive. Those of gender queer bent are welcome. We are hoping for many visitors from near and far. Suggested donation is 25$ per day. That includes meals- delicious ones hand prepared and keeping up the land and its many facilities. It may be a bit chilly, but don't worry, the Land has enough infrastructure to keep everyone warm, and the bonfires will keep everyone toasty.

Beltane is known for it's great bonfires and fire-play, especially on the eve beforehand, and has countless manifestations and names, though most include fire in their festivities. April 30th there will be a bonfire party and purification of the cavity where the may pole will stand. Last there will be a Know Talent Show. The next day at noon, May 1st, we will have our Beltane ceremony and raise the maypole (oh yes, you know we weren't going to leave the cavity unfilled darlins').

If you wish to camp you are more than welcome to and there is plenty of space. The Land is beautiful and spacious and we hope to share it with you. : )

This is Ontario so you need to be ready for any kind of weather.  Bring warm clothes, a good sleeping bag, or a big quilt or blankets, a flash light, a change of clothes if its rainy and of course bring your happy clothing too.  You are welcome to wear any or no clothing, its Beltane after all.  The mosquito's might be interested in Beltane too but they are not always around.   We have many outfits for you in the Foxy Boutique if you can't bring your own.     

For more information on Beltane, you can visit the Radical Faerie website here

or the Wikipedia page here.

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