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 traditional 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.

Every year our students perform a short play about the story of St. Martin. This year the teachers came up with the new idea of a shadow theatre. So the students played the St. Martin story behind a white sheet which was lighted from behind. What a great performance! /as

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