|March 20th||Vernal equinox / Ostara|
|June 21st||Summer solstice / Litha|
|September 22nd||Autumnal equinox / Mabon|
|December 21st||Winter solstice / Yule|
|The exact date each year can vary slightly. The dates are different in the southern hemisphere.|
Beltane or Beltaine (from Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic Bealtuinn; both from Old Irish Beletene, "bright fire" or La Bheltine, "the day of Baal's fire") is an ancient Gaelic holiday celebrated around May 1."Bealtaine" is the name in modern Irish for the month of May. It is also the traditional first day of summer in Ireland. It is a Cross quarter day being midpoint in the Sun's progress between the vernal equinox and summer solstice. May 5 (Old Beltane) is the precise astronomical date.