St. Martin’s Day


So, today is the 11th of November – in Germany it´s the traditional St. Martin´s Day. Children walk around with their self-made lanterns and it looks so lovely with the lights in the dark. When I was younger I loved to walk around with my self-made lantern – but I made a new one every year 😉 .

St. Martin in Duisburg-Mündelheimvia

The tradition goes back to the legend of St. Martin, a soldier who gave a piece of his coat to a poor man freezing to death. Later, St. Martin became a bishop in order to help the poor.

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