Let the journey be shaped by the curiousity of the child…
Today at Kidscreatie we made a beautiful light. In The Netherlands we celebrate Saint Martin. The time of Saint Martin is almost here (November 11th) and children go around the neighbourhood while carrying a light and singing songs. The whole purpose is to get candy and in Maximan’s case, to get tangerines.
St. Martin’s Day, also known as the Feast of St. Martin, Martinstag or Martinmas, the Feast of St Martin of Tours or Martin le Miséricordieux, is a time for feasting celebrations. This is the time when autumn wheat seeding was completed, and the annual slaughter of fattened cattle produced “Martinmas beef”. Historically, hiring fairs were held where farm laborers would seek new posts. November 11 is the feast day of St. Martin of Tours, who started out as a Roman soldier. He was baptized as an adult and became a monk. It is understood that he was a kind man who led a quiet and simple life. The most famous legend of his life is that he once cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm, to save the beggar from dying of the cold. That night he dreamed that Jesus was wearing the half-cloak Martin had given away. Martin heard Jesus say to the angels: “Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptised; he has clothed me.”
Preparations: A lantern, glue, brush and paper
Preparations: Small strips of paper
The end result. The paper glued onto the lantern
The end result by night
Our season table