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2019 St. Martin Lantern Parade

2019 St. Martin Lantern Parade

Each November 11 German’s celebrate St. Martin’s Day and traditionally we also organize the annual St. Martin Lantern-Parade around that date. In many parts of Germany it is tradition for children to participate in a procession of paper lanterns in remembrance of St. Martin. They make their own little lanterns in school or kindergarten and then gather on city streets to sing songs about good old Martin and their lanterns. Often a man dressed as St. Martin with a long red cloak leads the parade on horseback.

This year the E2 class of Trea Low class took photos of their lantern crafting. Look how proud the students are of their self-made lanterns!

Then all students from Preschool, Kindergarten up to Grade 4 participate in the traditional St. Martin Parade with their lanterns. All children are singing the traditional St. Martin songs like “Laterne, Laterne” or “Ich gehe mit meiner Laterne” or “St. Martin” .

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