It was very blustery and our candles kept blowing out which annoyed Benny a little, but we managed to keep lighting them again and walked around the gardens of a local nursing home, where the parade was held,singing the little lantern song.
Karen, the Kindergarten leader, read us the story of St Martin, which is a lovely story about sharing. Then to remember St Martin and his kindness we shared cake together in the dark by the light of little glittering lanterns.
It was very special, and one of those moments that I am so glad that I can give to the children. I remember the Martinmas parades through the village of my childhood in Germany. The excitement and joy over nothing more than walking through the dark with a lantern and holding my mother's hand :-)