Martinmas is named after St. Martin of Tours, a deeply religious man who shared his cloak with a beggar and represents the attitude of brotherliness. According to old customs at this time, as days become shorter and the stars appear earlier, children would walk with lanterns through the streets singing. At Camellia, children in our preschool, kindergarten, first, and second grades participate in lantern walks, sharing light, tending light, and singing during the dark time of year. Martinmas is a faculty-led event.

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