Next in our German traditions is St Martin’s Day on the 11th of November. Lilly and I made a short video about it for you (with some added information which may not be in the origional).
The two main things for parents here to do are:
1. Buy a lantern/make a lantern. We have gone with a simple one this year. Although it is supplied with a candle, which should be stuck inside, you would have to be brave to send your child out with a candle in a paper lantern…
2. Go out walking with your child and many other children from your town singing St Martins songs ( link to Laterne song).
You may also want to punish the geese for giving Martin away and cook one. (German recipe for Classic Martins Goose). Anyway, its a nice tradition, if a little bit of a fire hazard! I think we’ll go with an LED candle. Photos to follow.