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St.Martin’s Day is celebrated in Germany and in in other countries around the world on November 11th.
According to legend , Martin was a Roman soldier who showed great kindness to other people and once shared half of his coat with a poor beggar in the cold.
Townsfolk wanted to make him a bishop, but he humbly ran away and hid in a goose coop.
People then came to look after him using lanterns, hence the tradition for lantern making was born.
On Friday, 6th November 2015 the Pre-Kindergarten and Early Years children made lanterns for St. Martin with their parents.
We could see many beautifully crafted lanterns using different colours, shapes and a lot of creativity !
Our celebration of St. Martin entailed making the lanterns and then bringing them with us on an evening walk around Rokko Island on Friday, 13th November 2015 followed by eating friendship bread and drinking warm cider