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St. Martin’s procession

St. Martin at DSH

Traditionally, on November 11, we celebrated St. Martin’s Day. It is a Christian holiday that reminds us of values such as charity and sharing, because St. Martin is the patron saint of the poor.

With self-made colorful lanterns, the children from the preschool and kindergarten paraded across the school grounds, singing together the well-known German songs: “Ich geh’ mit meiner Laterne und meine Laterne mit mir.” Or, “Laterne, Laterne, Sonne, Mond und Sterne.”

The story of Saint Martin is about the experiences of a Roman soldier who encounters a freezing beggar. He takes pity on the man, cuts his own coat in halves and gives one of them to the beggar. In a small performance, the children of the preschool acted out this incident and then sang together. At the end of the evening, everyone was given the traditional Weckmann.