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Traditional May Day Celebrations in Wales Calan Mai is the celebration of coming summer and it is the time when  traditionally farmers would turn their herd out to pasture.  May Day itself is known as Calan Haf - the first day of  summer - and it is the opposite end of the season to Calan Gaeaf - the first day of winter. The evenings before these days are also very important as they are two of the three nights of the year when the veil between the spirit world and our world is meant to be at its thinnest. The three spirit nights are called  Ysbrydnos and they are April 30th, October 31st and St John's Eve on 24th June....

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