If you work with the “Waldorf calendar” of festivals, then you know that these next few months are busy ones. Michaelmas, Martinmas, Advent…. Succos, harvest festivals, Channukah, Solstice, and Christmas, are all on the way.
We are currently having an in-depth conversation/study on festivals on my Waldorf at Home forum – we are looking at why celebrating festivals are such an important part of family life and how Waldorf/Anthroposophical views speak to this. How does one consciously create festivals? What inner work does one do as an adult? What speaks to children? Please consider joining us!
You also might find it useful to have a look at the Seasons and Festivals section of this blog – there you’ll find a number of entries I have written about various festivals. To further this, you might like to also look through the Religion and Spirituality section. And we also have the music to two popular Fall festival songs on our website; I Go With My Little Lantern, Saint Martin, and A Knight and a Lady.
Want more? If you’re after craft, song and verse ideas, then do go to the archives of my old yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waldorf_at_home to find lots and lots of ideas. Though the group is closed to posts (and has been for almost a year since I launched the discussion forum), the archives remain open to anyone who is a member of the group. Search the names of the various festivals plus festivals in general and you should come up with a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration!
Posted on September 8, 2007 in Seasons and Festivals