In germany St Martin’s day is celebrated each year with great pride. It falls in November, and the kids spends all week making home-made lanterns out of paper, with different patterns, that each kid desires!
Who was he ????
St. Martin. was a Roman soldier, who later chose to be baptised, and then later became a great monk, who help everyone around him. He traveled around and later became a legend for all the lives he saved on his journey.
St. Martins day is celebrated by, meeting outside, when the sun goes down, songs are being sung, while the kids hold their lanterns in the air, with each a small lit candle inside. Some goes door to door, and sing songs, and in return the kids are rewarded with candy or money, somewhat similar to trick or treating in the states. The night usually ends with a bonfire, and songs.
For this day we were invited to celebrate St. Martins day at both Asia’s and Naomi’s daycare. It was pretty cool, to be apart of this big event. and See how important this day is; to pass on the tradition and keep the stories alive thru our kids.
We didn’t get the chance to bring Asia’s homemade Lantern home, but Naomi brought hers home.
Naomi had made hers with hand prints in different colors!