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Celebrate the Celtic Fall Equinox and the Coming of the Harvest!
Shelley L Murphy
In this one time class we will learn about the origins of the Fall Equinox and how it was celebrated by the Celtic people thousands of years ago.
In this one time class we will learn how the ancient Celts celebrated the Fall Equinox. We will study the origins of this holiday and its importance to the Celts survival. It is the exact opposite of the Vernal or Spring Equinox when the Celts welcomed the coming Spring and looked forward to longer days and plentiful harvests. The Fall Equinox heralds the beginning of Winter and the harvesting of crops and accumulation of livestock to prepare for the colder, darker and shorter days ahead....
I hope that the students will enjoy this class and learn a little something about the history that many of them are descended from.
Growing up in England I developed a love for the 8 nature-oriented celebrations throughout the year. These ancient festivals were observed in a modern way all during my childhood. As a teacher, I used my experiences to show young learners the importance of these ancient festivals and traditions and how they apply to their world. I taught enrichment classes at a private school focusing on the Harvest Festival, All Hallows Eve, the Winter Solstice and Yule, the Spring Equinox, May Day and Imbolc. I have done extensive research on all of these topics.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
This class is not designed to examine a religion, but rather to be a cultural study of life in Celtic times. The people who lived during this time looked to the seasons, the weather and the constellations to make sense of their world. The seasons guided their crop planting and harvest as well as caring for their livestock. I will reference History.com and their editorial called "Who Were Celts?" which traces the movement of Celtic peoples across Europe. I will also reference HistoryWorld, "History of the Celts", and TheSchoolRun.com which is a website specifically for children and I will refer to their in-depth study of the Celts along with suggestions for books to read. Finally I will reference newworldceltsinc.com which studies the Celtic Lunar Calendar and outlines the different celebrations during the changing seasons of the year.
Meet the teacher
Attention all my wonderful learners. I am taking a break from teaching with Outschool due to my husband's surgery and lengthy recovery. I will resume my classes in April. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Very best, Shelley I earned...
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Completed by 24 learners
Live video meetings
2-8 learners per class
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