Last night, Mulberry Waldorf School students, parents, and teachers gathered together for the annual Lantern Walk.
At this time of year In the Northern hemisphere, people mark the changing of the seasons with feasts to celebrate the harvest (e.g., Canadian Thanksgiving), festivals of goodness and light to comfort and inspire us as we face approaching dark and cold of winter (e.g., St. Martin’s Day, Bandhi Chor Diwas and Diwali), and festivals or days that honour those that have passed (Remembrance Day, Dia de los Muertos)..
When we make a lantern to protect a little flame, we are also creating protection for our own internal flame, so that we may carry it safely through the dark world. It may only be a small and fragile light--but every light brings relief to the darkness.
We are grateful that our current school community includes families who enrich our school culture by sharing with us their traditional festivals.