Happy Michaelmas Day!

@kaka135 (13564)
Malaysia
September 29, 2015 4:26am CST
Do you celebrate Michaelmas Day? If I am not mistaken, it's a Christian festival celebrating Saint Michael or St. George slaying or taming the dragon. It falls on 29 September each year. We do not really celebrate Michaelmas Day here. In fact, I have never heard about this festival until I read about it in many Waldorf blogs and books. Though we don't celebrate this festival, there are many good stories to tell to my children. This festival is also celebrated as festival of strong will, it celebrates our inner strength and courage. I also read that it's time for us to tame our own challenges, both external and inner dragons to overcome the darkness and cold. I think the meaning of celebrating Michaelmas Day is very good, hence I plan to read some good stories to my children, especially my 6 year old son, and perhaps make a dragon. I think my son and myself need to learn to tame our own inner dragon. Do you celebrate Michaelmas Day? How do you celebrate it?
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@LadyDuck (125951)
• Switzerland
29 Sep 15
Today is Saint Michael. Saint George is celebrated on April 23rd, I am more than sure about this because this is the name of my husband. Anyway we are a Catholic country but today is not a special day (as it is not the day of Saint George).
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
29 Sep 15
It is nice to know that someone is aware of the date of St George's Day. It appals me that the majority of English people have no idea, despite it qualifying as our National Day.
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@LadyDuck (125951)
• Switzerland
29 Sep 15
@Asylum I cannot forget, in Italy we celebrate the birthday and the day of the Saint of our name. So I know for sure that on April 23rd at home we celebrate St. George's Day.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
29 Sep 15
@LadyDuck Sadly, due to the animal rights activists and various charities, we are no longer allowed to slay a dragon during our celebrations. It was so much more fun back in the good old 3rd century. Political Correctness takes all the fun out of life these days.
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Oct 15
I grew up in a Catholic home in the USA and we did not celebrate that then. I'm now a non-denominational Christian and we don't celebrate the days that the Catholics delegate as saints days. Maybe it was celebrated centuries ago, but I don't think it's done so much today.
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@kaka135 (13564)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 15
I thought Michaelmas Day is a Christian's festival but it seems like not many Christians celebrating this festival too, except for those I heard are from Waldorf families.
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@Rollo1 (16716)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Sep 15
It's not a traditional holiday in the US so I don't celebrate it. It shows up on some calendars.
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@kaka135 (13564)
• Malaysia
29 Sep 15
I thought it's quite common in western countries. It seems like not many people celebrating this day.
@SIMPLYD (75759)
• Philippines
29 Sep 15
This is the first time i have heard about it .
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@kaka135 (13564)
• Malaysia
29 Sep 15
It's okay. I think this is not a very common festival, especially in Asian countries.
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