Festival of Strength and Courage
In September, Mountain Oak School traditionally celebrates the Festival of Strength and Courage
. The day is filled with the strong imagery of a fiery dragon being tamed by the hero, Michael. The children present a play in which they tame the dragon, enjoy games of courage and strength, sing songs, and share a feast of dragon bread and harvest foods. The purpose of this festival is to celebrate human will, inner strength, courage and initiative. It serves as a symbolic reminder for the community to strive to overcome our lower impulses: fear, vengefulness, wrath, anxiety, selfishness and laziness.