Let's Celebrate! My Birthday, April 30th or Walpurgisnacht/Beltane

Let’s Celebrate: A Holiday Origins Podcast

Apr 29 2023 • 36 mins

In this episode Rusty discusses a very special day that's dear to her heart, her birthday AKA April 30th! We’re going to take a look at how it was customary to celebrate her birthday before it was her birthday! Because there’s actually some pretty important holidays to the old world celebrated on this day; Walpurgisnacht, Beltane, and May Day.


The CeLibation for this episode is an original CeLibation that I’m naming the Tropical Spring Garden Spritz…

To make this CeLibation you need:

-1.5 oz coconut rum

-1 oz elderflower liqueur

-lemon juice from a quarter of a lemon

-3 oz prosecco

Shake the coconut rum, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice with ice, strain into a glass and top with the prosecco


To make a mocktail, you’ll need:

-6 oz. elderflower tea/jasmine tea

-2 oz. coconut water

-½ oz. lemon juice

-top off with sparkling water

You’ll start by making an elderflower tea, you could also use a jasmine tea if you don’t have elderflower tea available. Then you’ll pour the tea over ice and add the coconut water and lemon juice, top it off with a sparkling water and stir.


References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walpurgis_Night

https://www.iamexpat.de/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/walpurgisnacht-german-night-witches-explained

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Walpurgis-Night

https://www.gaimn.org/2022/04/29/walpurgisnacht/

https://www.bpl.org/blogs/post/the-origins-and-practices-of-holidays-beltane-and-the-last-day-of-ridvan/

https://beltane.org/about-beltane/

https://www.mentalfloss.com/posts/beltane-may-day-festival-facts

https://www.theseasonalsoul.com/what-is-beltane/

https://wemoon.ws/blogs/pagan-holiday-traditions/beltane

https://www.outdoorapothecary.com/how-to-celebrate-beltane/

https://study.com/academy/lesson/walpurgisnacht-overview-history-traditions.html

https://www.swedishfood.com/walpurgis

https://www.storyhouse.org/eva8.html

https://wylderhomesproject.life/2021/05/01/walpurgisnacht-and-the-spring-wild-hunt/

https://www.gothichorrorstories.com/pagans-and-heathens/pagan-holidays-walpurgis-night-and-how-a-british-lady-went-from-catholic-saint-to-germanic-goddess-to-witch-and-gave-us-a-second-halloween/

https://www.learnreligions.com/the-legend-of-the-may-queen-2561660


https://beltane.org/2012/02/19/may-queen-and-green-man/#:~:text=The%20May%20Queen%20embodies%20purity,cannot%20exist%20without%20each%20other.


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