At the end of April, our school came together as a community to celebrate May Day with our annual May Faire. This springtime festival traditionally welcomes new growth and warm days as part of the cycle of the year. The event has been held annually by our school community for over 20 years. Dressed in whites and pastels, children and parents gathered early in the day in our meadow to fashion their own May crowns from vines and leaves and colorful flowers and ribbons.
To start this year’s festival, we held hands and formed a very large circle. Our school founder, Barbara Bedingfield then led us in a springtime verse and we were treated to a rendition of ‘Spring is Coming’ by the first grade. Next, came the traditional crowning of the May Faire King and Queen who then led us in a procession to gather around the Maypole. Everyone who wished was then able to participate in the dancing. Families then gathered to enjoy a picnic lunch.
May Faire is just one of many festivals we celebrate as a community throughout the year. Festivals help us to nourish our souls through the sharing of stories, food, songs and activities linked to the seasons and expressed with beauty and reverence.
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