Samhuinn Fire Festival 2018

Edinburgh’s most unique Hallowe’en event returns to the capital this October with one of their biggest Winter festivals yet.

Samhuinn Fire Festival 2018

About Samhuinn Fire Festival 2018

Edinburgh’s most unique Hallowe’en event returns to the capital this October with one of our biggest Winter festivals yet.

Some big changes are in the air this year. For the first time ever Samhuinn Fire Festival marks the turn of the seasons at the top of Calton Hill. That means more space, more performers, more drummers, and MORE FIRE.

This Samhuinn Fire Festival will be totally immersive as you wander between hundreds of otherworldly creatures battling it out all over the Hill. Get up close to this spectacular struggle between the seasons, brought to life by wild drumming, fire-dancing, acrobatics, and vibrant costumes.

SAMHUINN FIRE FESTIVAL brings the Celtic New Year to a modern audience, who witness the ritual struggle between the Summer and Winter Kings that brings the warm sunny months to a close. The dramatic stand-off between the two seasons is embodied by a vivid mix of volunteer performers, with the mysterious Cailleach ultimately deciding each King’s fate.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Samhuinn Fire Festival 2018 are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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