Saturday, January 25, 2014


There is a holiday here at the beginning of November, called St. Martin's Day.  Each village celebrates with a procession of children carrying lanterns, singing songs, and following St. Martin through the streets, and ending at the church where there is a fire and food.  Our school has 4 German immersion classes, and the teachers arranged a celebration at the school for the kids.

I got the kids some lanterns from Kaufland.  They came with battery operated stars that lit up.

Ready for it to start!

Herbst means Autumn.  The Germans use kites (drachen) as decorations for Fall.

"Laterne, Laterne, Sonne, Mond und Sterne"
(Lantern, Lantern, Sun, Moon and Stars)

The kids walked in while the parents watched

Each class got to sing a special song in German.

It's so great to have Host Nation events like this!

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