Harvest day, also known as harvest festival, is an annual celebration that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. Given the differences in climate and crops around the world, harvest festivals can be found at various times at different places. Harvest festivals typically feature feasting, both family and public, with foods that are drawn from crops that come to maturity around the time of the festival.
Lollypop Preschool held a harvest and costume day celebration to honour this tradition. A day before the celebration, all the teachers decorated the back terrace with some nice ornaments based on the theme and made vegetable shaped piñatas. On November 1, 2019, the students came to school wearing farm-themed attires or their favourite fairytale character costumes. They were so excited when they arrived at school and they looked wonderful in their costumes.
The celebration started with a parade from the main hall to the back terrace. The students walked the parade route excitedly waving their hands to their parents who were watching. Once they reached the back terrace, there were pictures taken of each class. The student’s favourite part of the celebration was hitting the piñata. One by one the students were chosen to hit the piñata with the teacher’s help. They were so happy to collect the candy from the piñata and put them in their baskets. To finish off the celebration, students were allowed to take home the plants they had planted few months ago and, of course, all of their candy. Happy Harvest Day!