Saint Martin parades

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This week, you will see many brightly lit lanterns in many places in Germany - because it's the time of the lantern parades again. During these parades, children wander through the streets with lanterns after dark. Since this custom goes back to Saint Martin, most of the parades are held on his memorial day on the 11th of November.

Traditionally, during the processions, the lanterns, which are often made by the children themselves, are brightly lit and so-called "lantern songs" are sung. In many places, in addition to the lantern procession, there are bonfires or St. Martin's caroling. In the latter, children go from door to door and receive sweets and snacks for their singing.

International wholesalers can find sweets for many occasions in our official buyers guide the Sweets Export Guide, also for Saint Martin. You can also expect more product news from manufacturers in our Product and Trade Fair Newsletter!

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