Great turnout for St. Martin’s celebration

Laterne, Laterne… Sonne, Mond und Sterne

More than 140 friends of the German School of Madison celebrated St. Martin’s day with a lantern parade tonight. And what a parade it was! Owl lanterns, moon lanterns, dino lanterns, panda lanterns … connecting to a row of glowing dots, moving through the beautiful Shorewood Hills neighborhood.


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Before the parade, we sang traditional lantern songs and enjoyed a performance of the legend of St. Martin by the students enrolled in our DaF1, Vorstufe, Deutsch 1, Deutsch 2, and Deutsch 3 classes.  There was even a snowflake dance!

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At last, it was dark enough to venture outside.


After the lantern walk, we enjoyed a fabulous potluck meal…

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..with Stutenkerlen and Christmas cookies, the latter generously donated by Clasen’s European Bakery.


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It was a wonderful evening to connect with old friends and make new ones.

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Copyright pictures Ralph Grunewald.