Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Meskel Angel

Meskal is a great festival, celebrating the Feast of the True Cross , on September 27th. According to tradition, it celebrates the finding of the true cross on which Jesus was crucified. Saint Helena found the cross in Jerusalem by following the smoke from a fire. People celebrate Meskal by lighting a huge bonfire in their town square. They file in procession to the fire carrying burning torches. The celebration can last all through the night.
This is one of my Year Three Angels...I have to keep pinching myself...what a wonderful class of great kids!

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