Laternenumzug (Torchlight Procession)

Centuries ago, at the time of the knights, there was a knight with a good heart. This knight's name was Martin.
He saw a poor man on a cold winter day. The man was shivering from the cold and starving. Martin immediately drew his sword, split his thick wicked cloak in half, and covered him. Then he shared his bread with him.

This good-hearted Martin is celebrated in Germany every year on November 11th with the purpose of symbolizing charity.

In our schools, we celebrate traditionally Torchlight Procession every year with our colorful lanterns, cheerful songs and impressive poems. During our event, students have the opportunity to get to know German culture. From Martin's story, he remembers once again that the meaning of this day is sharing, and helping.

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