Just wanted to wish everyone a Blessed Beltane!
Beltane (b'yel-tin, bel-TAW-nah, or how it's often said in America: bel-tayn; our family has always pronounced it bel-TAW-nah), May 1st, is when the God and Goddess are young lovers and unite in marriage. Some Pagans see that as a literal joining of a God and Goddess, while others see it as symbolic.
Some common customs of Beltane include dancing around the Maypole (which symbolizes... well, to be blunt, the Divine Masculine entering the Divine Feminine... sex), making crowns for the May Queen and Forest King, jumping over the balefire, and communicating with faeries.
There are two points in the year when the veil between the worlds is thin: Beltane and Samhain ("sow-en", "sow" as in "cow", aka Halloween). While on Samhain, it is custom to use the thinned veil to communicate with past loved ones and other spirits, on Beltane, it is custom to communicate with the Fae.
My daughter as a little May Queen (picture from our recent Beltane celebration with our coven):
And a picture of my son during our ritual:
Blessings to all on this day!