Friday, November 13, 2009

Martinmas and the Lantern Walk

This year we were blessed to attend our first lantern walk. This is such a wonderful tradition in Waldorf Education. The children spent the month of October painting and making lanterns. Then the other evening they got to light their lanterns and take a quite walk through dark woods to celebrate the light we will carry with us through the dark days of winter. Martinmas is a celebration of giving and selflessness. And this lantern walk was a beautiful, peaceful experience.
Listening to the story of St. Martin around the campfire before the lantern walk.

Lighting the lantern before our walk.

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