A Waldorf Winter Festival

Waldorf Lantern Walk

In early Winter our Steiner school celebrated our Winter Festival.

Lanterns

Winter festival

The children, all rugged up, waited patiently while the sun started to set. And as the sun went down the light of the shining lanterns seemed to blossom through the grounds.

A lantern walk

Lantern Walk

The children silently walked in procession towards a large grass area where two giant spirals enticed them to twist and turn through. Lanterns of many colours, sizes and styles were held ~ owls, castles and boats to name a few.

A beautiful Winter story of community, unity, friendship and trust was told. With each class having a part to play. And as my son’s class sang their lovely piece my heart swelled.

Owl lanterns

Fire sticks

When the story was all told out, a dance of fire and trust took place. Many a breath was held as they circled with their fire sticks. A mesmerising and powerful dance of trust it was.

Of all the wonderful Waldorf festivals, the Winter Festival is the most beautiful to behold.

Blessings, Kelly

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6 Comments

  • Reply Zena August 31, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    The pictures really captivate what a magical and special event it is. How lucky.

  • Reply kate @ livinglovinglaughing September 1, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    oh wowwwwwww, this is so enchanting, what a lovely thing to be part of. love the photos too!!! xx

  • Reply Nichole {youclevermonkey} September 5, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Looks like a truly magical night to be part of.

  • Reply Bek @ Just For Daisy September 5, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Fire and light are certainly mesmerising aren’t they! I love that the sky decided to match! 🙂

  • Reply Kate Lloyd September 7, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Wow, how incredible. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Anna May 19, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    so special!! … almost time for the next one!

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