Sunday, August 28, 2011

St. Martin's Day

St. Martin's Day is celebrated in early November. The legend says St. Martin once cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar on a cold and snowy night. The celebrations are put on by the village kindergarten (preschool). Prior to the festival parents visit the school to make lanterns for their children. On the night of the celebration there is a procession of children with lanterns and singing. Then there is a very large bon fire and special sweet dough pretzles and drinks.

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