Every year, students and parents from Kindergarten and primary school at GESM participate in “Lantern Festival“ in honor of Saint Martin. The students make their own lanterns and introduce their parents to the lanterns at the festival. While we waited for the Sun to set, the children presented a short program with songs and a skit. The Kindergarten sung, “Lanterne, Lanterne” that was followed by a short quiz presented by Klasse 3 of the German section. Klasse 4 of the German section was next with a classic skit, and the final act was another St. Martin’s traditional song from Klasse 1 and 2. Finally, it was dark enough for the lantern parade, through the sports field. This year, we had a new feature: St. Martin was leading the parade, horseback! As all classes completed the parade, the German Section’s Klasse 5 launched several “Sky Lanterns” into the air. To wrap up the evening, the parents, students, and teachers enjoyed homemade punch and pretzels, more traditional fare. Thanks to all who contributed to a wonderful evening.