Thu, Nov 10|
Waldorf school of Pittsburgh
Lantern Walk 2022
The Lantern Walk, an expression of the festival of Martinmas, celebrates hope and kindness and being called to help others by bringing light in the world. As we walk in light, we hold a quiet space within ourselves.
Time & Location
Nov 10, 2022, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Waldorf school of Pittsburgh, 201 S Winebiddle St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
About the Event
The Lantern Walk, an expression of the festival of Martinmas, celebrates hope and kindness and being called to help others by bringing light in the world. As we walk in light, we hold a quiet space within ourselves. We are invited to ponder the unique talents and gifts which live within each of us that we can share with our family and with our community.
The festival of Martinmas grew out of the story of St. Martin which is about a young man who came upon another man who was cold and shivering in the night. Martin took off his cloak, tore it in two, laid half over the shivering man, and gave him his lantern so he would have warmth and light.
Our Lantern Walk this year is for the whole community and is an individual family experience. The walk will take place on and around campus. Families are asked to arrive at the front driveway of the school within the window of time your child’s class is assigned (please see below). If you have more than one child, please choose the window of time that works best for your family. The walk takes approximately 15–20 minutes.
The Lantern Walk is intended to be a reverent, peaceful, magical experience. We need your help in sharing the responsibility of preserving a mood of receptive quiet. In keeping with this intent, please leave your cell phones in the car, speak in hushed voices when you arrive, and refrain from talking during the walk. To preserve the beauty of the experience, please walk silently to your car when you have finished your walk.
Thank you, in advance, for helping make this a magical night for your child and our community.
Here is the schedule of the walk for our community:
- 4:00–4:20: Little Friends and Morning Garden
- 5:30–6:00: Nursery and Kindergarten
- 6:00–6:30: Grades 1–5
- 6:30–7:00: Upper Grades
*Upper Grades Families: Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the end of your scheduled time to have enough time to walk the path.
The route and map will be coming soon!