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 we had again TWO lantern parades. The first one for the younger students at school on Saturday morning. The second one took place at night when the lanterns really took center stage. All supported by the Surrey Firefighters!
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