May day marks both the beginning and the end; the beginning of summer and the end of the dark season. We love this song by Irish group, Aeons, celebrating its importance.
'The Night of Bealtaine, or May Eve, heralds the end of the dark season and the coming of summer. It has been celebrated for millenia by the lighting of fires and other rituals of protection. It also marks the time when the Tuatha Dé Danann, the ancient gods of Ireland, first arrived in Ireland, and many legends recount how the Good People mingle amongst the living on this night.'