The Feast of St. Martin, November 11 (which is also Remembrance Day) celebrates the kindness of St. Martin who brought light to the darkness of the world through his kind deeds.

We, in turn, celebrate by bringing light to the darkness with our lanterns. The children begin weeks ahead to make paper mache or tin can lanterns At 5:30, we meet at the daycare. And after a story, a cookie and a hot apple drink, we go for a walk in the neighbourhood, carrying our lanterns with the candles lit and we sing the special lantern songs that the children will have practiced.