Laternenumzug (Torchlight Procession)

Centuries ago, in the times of the knights, lived a very kindhearted knight. This knight’s name was Martin. In a cold winter day, he saw a poor man. The man was trembling like a leaf because of cold and starvation. As soon as he saw the poor man, he took out his sword, cut his thick woven cloak in half and covered the man. Then, he shared his bread with him.

This kindhearted Martin is memorialized with lantern celebrations in November 11th every year in order to symbolize helping each other in Germany. We traditionally celebrate Laternenumzug using our colorful torches, joyful songs and impressive poems along with the lessons taught to our students regarding the importance of humanitarianism.

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