Montag, Oktober 31, 2005
Halloween-Boom is over in Germany
In my opinion, it is more important to preserve our traditions for our kids. On November 11th we have St. Martin's Day. On that day, the Kids go on walks with their Kindergarten classes and lanterns and sing traditional songs. A man on a horse rides in front of the group. He represents Martin of Tours, who became famous for cutting his cloak in two pieces, after seeing a freezing beggar. Hands down, one of my favourite days in November.
And today, we Protestants celebrate Reformation Day to remember Martin Luther and the day he supposedly nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg castle church. As I am currently living in a mostly catholic state, we have the day off tomorrow, on All Saints Day. Lots and lots of occasions to reme,ber and celebrate in November and no need to adapt anglo-american traditions here. And don't feel sorry, that the Kids cannot dress up today. We have the tradition of carnival in February and there is plenty of time and reason to do it then!
Hapy All Saints Day!
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