Seasonal Festivals mark the year in the life of a Waldorf School. They accentuate the seasons, helping us keep hearts and minds attuned to the earth and its rhythms and cycles. For ancient humanity, festivals were a true observation and celebration of life - planting and reaping, the return of spring, the rebirth of the natural world, the descent into the darkness of winter. Today, the celebration of seasonal festivals reconnects us to the earth and our natural origins.
The festivals are also a vehicle by which the school community finds and expresses its identity and character. We face challenges, we become introspective, we search for illumination, we rejoice at rebirth. The festivals we celebrate, and the way choose to celebrate them, are a reflection of our selves and our values, and bring us together as a school and a community.