07.11.19, 16:30 h: ISR St. Martin Parade
- ISR St. Martin Parade
- Thu, 7. November 2019, 16:30 h
- School Events
Today, students and parents can enjoy a wonderful St. Martin’s parade at school! We will meet in front of the school:
16:30pm to kick off the parade. Children must be accompanied by a parent/adult.
16:40 pm - The story of St. Martin will be read in English and German (in front entrance)
16:50 pm - Lineup by grade outside front entrance
17:10 pm - Ms. Lyons and others from ISR will cut the tape and begin the parade
17:30 pm - Weckmänner to be distributed on the school playground
17:45 pm - Bonfire and enjoy food and hot drinks
For all families who do not know St. Martin's tradition: every year around November 11, children with colorful lanterns roam the dark streets and sing happy St. Martin and lantern songs. So who was St. Martin? St. Martin was a Roman soldier born in 316 AD. According to the legend, on a cold winter's day, he passed a starving and freezing beggar. Martin felt so sorry for him that he cut his coat with his sword and gave poor beggar half of his coat. In the night, Martin dreamed about the beggar who revealed himself as Jesus Christ. After this experience, Martin wanted to be baptized. Later, he became Bishop of the city of Tours (now in France) and until today is the patron saint of several professional groups.
See pictures from last year's St. Maring parade here.