Saint Martin’s Day Traditions

Saint Martin's Day Traditions Germany

Saint Martin’s Day traditions are celebrated each year on November 11th. Children’s walk with lighted lanterns singing traditional songs. Saint Martin’s Day traditions start with the preparation of paper lanterns either in school or kindergarten. Step-by-step instructions show you how to make your own.

The food recipes are also part of the Saint Martin’s Day traditions like the homemade bread men and stuffed Martin’s goose with gravy. Whereas the bread men are handed out to the children after their lantern walk, Martin’s goose dinner is more for grown ups.

St. Martin's Day Tradition

Shining a light on the meaning of St. Martin’s Day Tradition in Germany with lanterns and more!

St. Martin’s Day Tradition! St. Martin of Tours was a soldier in the roman army. One winter, he was riding on his horse and saw a beggar freezing on the side of the street. Martin took off his coat and divided it with his sword into two pieces to share with the poor man. In […]

St Martins Day Lanterns

St. Martin’s Day celebrated in Germany with lanterns. Sun, Moon, and Stars.

St Martins Day Lanterns St Martins Day Lanterns are the highlight of Martin’s day in Germany. You can find the most beautiful lanterns displayed in store windows and available for sale inside. For this special German holiday, children also create St. Martin’s Day lanterns in kindergarten and grade school. They make them at home—and with […]