Sep 29, 2020
"Michaelmas is typically the first festival of the new school year celebrated in Waldorf schools.
Michaelmas, which began as an equinox and harvest festival in the Middle Ages, is also a feast to honour The archangel Michael or Mikail. Michael is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity and Islam and, in all traditions, he is a symbolic leader of the force of good over evil and courage over cowardice. The celebration of Michaelmas teaches the importance of overcoming fear and strengthening resolve."
Text credit: Spring Garden Waldorf School
Image credit: Toronto Waldorf School