The Michaelmas festival, celebrated by Waldorf schools around the world, honors St. Michael, the mythical dragon-slayer, astride a white steed, who bears an iron sword flashing like a meteor. Michael’s legend symbolizes the autumnal resurgence of human strength, willpower and striving to overcome our inner dragons — laziness, forgetfulness, greed, doubt, fear — that may have crept into us, unnoticed, during summer’s dreamy. This year our school is celebrating Michaelmas on Thursday, October 3, with a wonderful play featuring the grade school students and community service projects around our campus.
Families are welcome to join for the play at 10:30 am.
Learn Why Do Waldorf Schools Celebrate Michaelmas in this article by David Mitchell.