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Beltaine represents the coming of summer and the passage into the growing season. It is the time when the Young god expresses his love for the goddess and the earth is ripe and fertile. This holiday takes place directly between the spring and summer equinoxes. As with Samhain, Beltaine divides the year into its two parts, the light part and the dark part. It is a festival of life and fertility. On Beltane night there is a great celebration as the faeries roam the world and the veil becomes thin yet again. During this time, the people hold grand festivals and celebrations in order to encourage the sun to nurture the earth and bring a bountiful harvest. There are Great Hunts, Maypole dances, music and dancing.