VIRTUAL EVENT – 2020
Welcome, Lady Spring!
In a typical year, students at Boulder Valley Waldorf School honor Lady Spring with dances around the May Pole and songs for the whole community. Usually celebrated on May 1st, May Day is an ancient festival of spring. Throughout the years, there have been many different events and festivities worldwide, most with the express purpose of welcoming in a change of season; that is spring in the Northern Hemisphere! This year, our community forms many smaller circles as families gather around their make-shift May poles, but there is no limit to how far our hearts and thoughts can go. Embracing all the dear children, parents, grandparents, families, colleagues, faculty and staff of Boulder valley Waldorf School, we wish you a very happy Spring!
Historically, May Day celebrations were to honor the changing of the seasons, from darkness to light, and that a tree (the symbol of the “tree of life” and of the great strength and vitality of nature) was used in the ritual. The May Faire is a joyful colorful festival of spring. Unlike Halloween, its polar opposite, May Day brings with it the promise of rebirth and the returning of spring.