From: Saturday, October 27 2007, 4:30 pm
to: Wednesday, October 31 2007, 9:00 pm
The Beltane Society presents the Samhuinn Festival, a spectacular procession of music, folk dance, physical theatre and pyrotechnics illuminating the city of Edinburgh this Halloween.
The celebration of Samhuinn, traditionally a time of revelry marking the summer's end, is here turned into a macabre medieval pageant winding its way down the Royal Mile.
The festival is a modern retelling of a traditional Galoshins folk play, whereby the court of the Summer King is vanquished by that of the Winter King, whose own court chases out the remnants of the light half of the year in a triumphant cacophony of fireworks. It claims to be the biggest Halloween event in the UK.