The 1st of February is the Irish festival of Spring. We honour the Celtic/ Christian goddess Brigid through story, art and song. We then go and pick rushes and on our return to school, parents join us to make traditional Saint Brigid’s crosses. This feast day welcomes us to the brighter days of spring. The following day is Candlemas Day. This is celebrated individually by different classrooms, bringing lighted candles outside to ‘plant’ our light in nature.