Sunday, October 2, 2011

How do you celebrate Reformation Day?

Q. Where do you go in town to celebrate Reformation Day? Is there a party nearby?

A. Well, we just do our party at home. We watch this Reformation video ahead of time and the children make a village and act out various roles, mainly of the Reformers. Though the Reformers were mostly men, our girls act as their wives and/or town people. They all dress in period costumes to the best of what we have on hand. They make "indulgences" ahead of time to sell to one another, along with a long piece of paper with the 95 theses on it! We usually have homemade bread or some treat with spiced cider, too. Here is a great link on how to make your own Reformation Day Faire!

Another fun part of the night is when we light ALL the candles all over the house to remind us of the following verse (particularly the part about what fellowship does "light have with darkness" part).

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God...Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.'"

I hope that helps a little. I found that since we prepare the day before, as well, by taking off of school that the kids REALLY look forward to planning the events of the evening. It might be just our family, but we have a blast! HERE are photos of how our family celebrates Reformation Day! Enjoy!

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Ellen said...

Lisa, this is so wonderful!! I wish that I would have come across this earlier and had the time to do something like this. But it's in the plan for next year!
Blessings to you!