Saturday 6th September 2008
yesterday we made our own little offerings in preschool for the grand opening ceremony also known as melaspas. the children had a lot of fun picking the colours of the flowers and placing them in their canang sari. today we had our own little blessing ceremony and the children enjoyed taking the offerings out and placing them in the garden. we used incense to send the essence of the offering up to the gods and then sprinkled them with holy water. it was a lovely little ceremony that was made more special by the fact that each child had lovingly created their own little offering to celebrate the 'birth' day of our classroom and to say in our own special way, a little prayer to ensure a safe year full of happiness, laughter and joyful learning! happy 'birth'day preschool!