This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Candlemas Week’.
Candlemas takes its name from the blessing of candles for use in church throughout the coming year, and marks the presentation of the Holy Child in the Temple, where Simeon held Jesus and called him a ‘Light to the World’. In pre-Christian times February 1st was an important festival to celebrate the returning light.
Here are some helpful links to get you going:
- Candlemas Day (The Christian festival of lights)
- Bright in winter’s depths: why the flawless flower of Candlemas is a joy forever
- The Snowdrop
- BBC school radio: New Beginnings. The Snowdrop by Hans Christian Andersen
Do let me know how you get on.