It is an old Autumn tradition. People give thanks for a good harvest and for the food they eat.
In Great Britain, people sometimes make traditional dolls called "corn dollies'.
The corn dolly embobies the spirit of the crop, of the growing grain.
Some help to make a corn dolly on this site : http://www.strawcraftsmen.co.uk/project04.php
During the festival, children bring food to school (fruit, vegetables and bread), they make a beautiful display and sing harvest songs.
After the harvest festival, children give the food to old people or take it to the hospital.
During the harvest festival, you can make corn dollies with colourful ribbons.
| ||WHITE is for purity|
| ||BROWN is for the earth|
| ||GREEN is for the germinating corn|
| ||GOLD is the ripened wheat|
| ||ORANGE is for the glowing sun|
| || RED is for warmth |
| || BLUE is the colour of truth |