Photo of the Day 28 October 2007

Celtic Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2003
Photograph by Jim Richardson
Red-painted, torch-wielding revelers parade and dance in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the raucous Beltane festival, an ancient Celtic rite that heralds the May 1 start of summer. The popularity of this festival is part of an ongoing push by modern Celts to uncover the lost cultures of their ancestors—music, sacred sites, languages, and art styles that date back more than 2,000 years, when Celtic tribes dominated most of Europe.