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St. Martin Procession and Primary School Presentations
Lantern, lantern, sun, moon and stars …
On 10 November, the traditional St Martin song sounded through the streets as the German Catholic Community’s St Martin Procession made its way to St. Rafael church. The Procession was accompanied by St. Martin on horseback who led the way in his red coat followed by a DISDH wind instrument ensemble, delighting everyone who had come out to celebrate St Martin.
Once at the church, the Pastoral Advisor, Hildegard Schmidt explained the meaning of St. Martin, of particular importance today in our fast-moving age: to relax, to see the needs of others and to open our hearts for our fellow men. The St Martin play presented by our grade 4 pupils highlighted the history of the holy St Martin. Of course, the St Martin bonfire and delicious traditional St Martin sweet treats helped round out the lovely evening. They were prepared by members of the Catholic and DISDH communities. Hot spiced wine and children’s warm tea were enjoyed next to the fire.
Many thanks go out to the German Catholic Community in The Hague for the organisation.
Primary School Presentations in the new School Year
All Preschool and Primary School groups presented a small part of their work. They sang, read poems and shared information about the lives of children in different countries and on the topic of “grain”.