Lantern Festival at the German School: November 15 2019steemCreated with Sketch.

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Today was the Saint Martinmas Festival at the German preschool. This is a yearly event. The kids make lots of crafts, and so do the parents.

In the evening, a fire is lit and the kids and parents gather. St Martin leads the possession of kids and parents on a horse.

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The horse was out in the field for kids to pet before the ceremony started. We were supposed to sing a couple of lantern songs. A lot of people were singing, but I am not sure if everyone sang the same song at the same time LOL

Lots of good food, playing kids, and buying little gifts was going on.
And the dudess had a good time too.

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Good job at getting 7059 @actifit steps! The festival sounds like a lot of fun . The lanterns were cute. Thanks for sharing.

Haha we were laterne laufen last night too! Really cool they do that there too. Are they singing the German songs or English version?

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You mentioned that this festival was at the German preschool. Is this strictly a German festival or would other preschools celebrate St. Martin too? Are the songs they were singing songs we would know, or are they specific to this festival?

It looks like a wonderful festival for the kids, and how they love horses! The Dudess looks like she's warm and comfy. What a cutie!

I think it is particular to Germany but is celebrated in Waldorf schools all over the world - but they are based on the ideas of Rudolf Steiner and he was a German.

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@mariannewest, Looks like you'll had fun time. These kind of events really boosts the essence of Togetherness and Brotherhood. Stay blessed.

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That looks like such a fun little festival, @mariannewest! The last local one I went to was for the town xmas tree lighting, and the same thing happened with the singing...lol! So glad you and the family had a good time!

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