Happy Martinmas!


 By Marie Laure Viriot
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In some countries Martinmas celebrations begin at the eleventh minute
of the eleventh hour of this eleventh day of the eleventh month. In others the festivities
commence on St. Martin's Eve. Bonfires are built, and children carry lanterns in the
streets after dark, singing songs for which they are rewarded with candy...

Happy Martinmas to you!


Lanterne, Lanterne Sonne, Mond und Sterne
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The Martinmas Bonfire from an old Dutch
children's book from the 1880s by F. Beersmans te Turnhout
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