Our November tradition continues as the younger students got involved again in the annual Lantern Parade. Or as we say in Germany the “St. Martin Umzug”. It is in memory of Martin von Tours, a Roman soldier who shared his winter coat on a cold winter’s day with a beggar.
Today the children are joining the St. Martin parade with their crafted lanterns while singing a lot of specific songs. The parade is accompanied by a man on a horse with a wide coat and the story is often re-inacted by children who gather around a large bonfire. /as