Lughnassah - Join the Celtic Festival Signaling the Start of the Harvest Season!
In this one time class we will learn about Lughnassah (loo-na-sa) and how this end-of-summer festival was celebrated by the ancient Celts.
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In this one time interactive class we will explore Ludghnassah, the Celtic fire festival celebrating the beginning of the harvest season. We will learn about the origins of this festival and the rituals and recipes that defined it. We will learn why it was originally called Bilberry Day and Garland Day and how blueberries featured in predicting the success of the harvest. We will explore the Celtic god, Lugh, for whom the festival is named. He was a great warrior and was thought to be the...
Students will learn some history of the Celtic people that they might not otherwise know about. I hope it will spark their interest in this fascinating part of history.
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, and the Spring Equinox. I have done extensive research on all of these topics+
There will not be any homework for this class.
Enjoyment of this subject is assessment enough.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class is designed 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". I will also reference craggaunowen.ie. This website is comprised of many Irish Celtic artifacts, history and even a site in County Clare, Ireland that features a Celtic village built just as the Celtic farmers built theirs. Finally I will reference transceltic.com which studies the ColignyCalendar developed by ancient druids.
Shelley L Murphy Five exciting years enthusiastically teaching children ages 4-14! I have a passion for creative writing, English history, French, gardening and Medieval folklore.
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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...