Celebrating the season’s festivals is one of the most beautiful aspects to Waldorf education, and a favorite with children as well. Here is our collection of the many of the season’s festivals, and a few resources to help make each a cherished tradition for years to come.
St. Patrick’s Day ~ March 17th
Holi ~ March 19th and 20th
Purim ~ March 19th and 20th
Spring Equinox~ March 20th
April Fools Day ~ April 1st
Baisakhi ~ April 14th
Good Friday ~ April 22nd
Earth Day ~ April 22nd
Eastertide ~ April 24th
May Day ~ May 1st
Mother’s Day ~ May 8th
Wesak ~ May 13th -14th
The following is a list of wonderful books and websites that will give you more information on each of these festivals (as well as many others), and that will help you and your family celebrate each to its fullest.
The Children’s Year by Stephanie Cooper, Christine Fynes-Clinton and Marye Rowling
All Year Round by Ann Druitt, Christine Fynes-Clinton and Marje Rowling
Festivals Together: A Guide to Multi-Cultural Celebration by Sue Fitzjohn, Minda Weston and Judy Large
A Child’s Seasonal Treasury by Betty Jones
Circle Round by Starhawk, Diane Baker and Anne Hill
Festivals, Family and Food by Diana Carey and Judy Large
Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children by Sharifa Oppenheimer
Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing our Children fro Birth to Seven by Barbara J. Patterson, Pamela Bradley and and Jean Riordan
This piece was compiled by the editors of Rhythm of The Home.