A harvest festival is a celebration of the food that is grown on the land. In Britain, harvest festivals are often celebrated in churches by bringing baskets of food to give thanks to God. People enjoy singing, praying, listening to stories and decorating the church. However, like many other religious festivals, harvests have been celebrated since pagan times.
The Early Years learnt all about the significance of the festival. They learnt that Harvest is a festival of celebration of the food grown on the land. It’s a process of gathering a ripe crop from the fields. We looked at photographs of farmers ploughing the fields, reaping of the grain or pulse and understanding the importance of machinery (e.g trackers, mills and windmills) at the farms.