The Four Feasts: Seasonal Celebrations to mark the Four Cycles of Life through the Year
Four Season Family Barn School hosts and twelve minor monthly feasts and four major seasonal celebrations each calendar year to understand and celebrate the Earth’s relationship to the Sun, and our human relationship to the Son. Wherever we are in the world, at the beginning of each new month and season, we host a gathering for family and friends, inviting them to exercise their creativity and share their talents through seasonally-inspired food, drink, songs, poetry, stories, dances, and any other cultural traditions.
A Recipe for the Four Feasts:
1. A Seasonal Grace
2. A Feast of Seasonal Fare
3. Bonfire entertainment with stories, songs, recitations, or other theater arts on the theme of the particular season: of nature, of saints, of the corresponding season in a human life, or of a liturgical feast
4. Folk dance
Seasonal Studies and Calendar Class
In the course of our preparation for the feast, we study and discuss the science, saints, and liturgical feasts of the season. We may create seasonal masks, costumes, and stage sets, and decorate seasonal wreaths and trees ornamented from natural objects and homemade creations. Inspired by our Barn School studies, we learn stories, poems, and songs, and create our own homemade books and artwork over the course of the new season. Please visit the blog and facebook page for photos and resources used in our studies!