Festival of Lanterns

 ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate: German Language School Students Host Free Cultural Event, Annual Festival of Lanterns

The German Language School (www.njlearnsgerman.org) will host two free community events to ring in the season of sharing and giving. Join students for the Festival of Lanterns on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Entry is free with a request for donations of non-perishable food for Calico Cat Food Pantry (RSVP - http://bit.ly/Lanternfestival). 

What is the Lantern Festival?

This annual festival celebrates the work of St. Martin, a Roman soldier, who became a monk, and was made the patron saint of the poor in early Christianity. The story says St. Martin met a beggar on his way home one late evening and seeing him shivering roadside, tore his cloak in half and shared it with him. Today, the tradition is celebrated with young children making paper lanterns, singing songs to honor the saint, with lantern parades in the dusk throughout villages in many European countries. Families and local businesses hand out sweets and treats to the parading students.  

All are welcome to make a lantern, and join the parade at the German Language School, located at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 112 Middletown Road, Holmdel (corner of Crawford’s Corner Everett Rd, Garden State Parkway Exit 114).

About German Language School

Formed in early 2007, the German Language School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit language and culture enrichment program with small group classes, modern teaching methodologies and cultural events from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.  The school fosters the love of language, learning and Germanic heritage of central New Jersey residents. The School admits students of any race, color, religion, creed, gender and national or ethnic origin.  The school is a member the German Language School Conference (GLSC) and American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).  For more information visit: www.njlearnsgerman.org and socialize with us on Facebook and Twitter (@njlearnsgerman).


Contact Information
  1. Michaela Greco
  2. 732-705-7305
  3. info@njlearnsgerman.org
Thu, November 07
5:15 pm — 6:30 pm
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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate: German Language School Students Host Free Cultural Event, Annual Festival of Lanterns

The German Language School (www.njlearnsgerman.org) will host two free community events to ring in the season of sharing and giving. Join students for the Festival of Lanterns on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Entry is free with a request for donations ...

112 Middletown Road Holmdel, NJ 07733

German Language School hosted at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

112 Middletown Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733

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