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Sonne, Mond und Sterne (Martinstag is Nov. 11)

In Germany and Austria, Martinstag, honoring the life of Sankt Martin, is celebrated on November 11. As the traditional songs will tell you, it is a time to take out your lantern, gather with friends and light the darkness in honor of a “good man”. 

 We craft lanterns and usually participate in the local Laternenumzug, meeting [...]

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Fall Tips: Halloween, Martinstag, Advent

October is a great time to plan ahead for some of the upcoming German festivities.
• Halloween costumes can be used again at Fasching (also known as Fastnacht or Karneval). So choose one you can wear again, or pick up a few at the after-Halloween festivities. Also consider going to a costume swap, such as those [...]

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