While Rudolf Steiner was a Christian, he was clear that Steiner schools should not act to promulgate any religion.  Steiner education draws upon the teachings of many religions during the educational process.  While we enthusiastically celebrate the spiritual aspects of the major traditional festivals, these often have their roots far deeper in history than Christianity, for example – Seasonal festivals are celebrated in the school, including Michaelmas, Martinmas, Advent, Easter, Whitsun and St John’s, which are Christian in origin, and resonate with the seasonal rhythms of the year. However, their context is that of exploring and appreciating the cycles of the seasons as an approach to developing a search for a meaningful spiritual perspective, and is not denominational or sectarian.