St Martin’s Day celebrated

2016-11-10 06:01
PHOTO:  Celebrating St. Martins Day are pupils of St. Martins Comprehensive school.

PHOTO: Celebrating St. Martins Day are pupils of St. Martins Comprehensive school.

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ST Martin’s Day (Martinstag) on November 11 is a religious observance in Germany that is particularly­ popular with children. It is dedicated­ to St Martin of Tours and celebrates modesty and altruism.

St Martin De Porres Comprehensive School celebrated this day on Wednesday 3 November when pupils put on a play that narrated his life.

Charl van der Walt of St Martins said the celebration is a day in which is special for the school as it is named after the Godly man.

“We celebrate his life and love of all people and we as the school strive to emulate and uphold his name,” said Van Der Walt.

He said although St Martin came from humble beginnings, his mother, a nurse, educated him and throughout his life he cared not only for people, but also for animals.

Others celebrate the life of St Martin by holding a feast called “The Feast of Saint Martin” - Martinstag or Martinmas.

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