Favorites

Recipes

Traditions

Songs


Toys

Gifts


Witches.Net

Trick or Treat Online

Email Jack O'Lantern


- > - > - >

AustralianMedia.com
Family Network

AustralianMedia.com

- > - > - >


Home




Christmas Around The World




Halloween Traditions



Halloween from Around the World
Halloween in Holland

    Saint Martin's Day, November 11th, is a celebration in Holland very much like "trick-or-treat". People in Holland go around getting treats by ringing on some doorbells, singing songs for which they are given sweets or tangerines. They go around with lanterns and here is one the songs they sing:

    Elf November is de dag,
    Dat mijn lichtje,
    Dat mijn lichtje.
    Elf November is de dag,
    Dat mijn lichtje branden mag.

    Words to Sint Maarten Song.

    This is the story of why the Dutch celebrate Saint Martin. It was a dark and stormy night. Martin was quite alone on that dark stormy night. He only had a cloak and a singular piece of bread. He was returning home when suddenly a poor and homeless man appeared in the darkness. Martin felt pity for the man and gave him half his piece of bread, and half his cloak and offered him hospitality in his home. Now he is called St Martin and is known for his kindness to the stranger. That is why they celebrate Saint Martin's Day.



* * * * * AustralianMedia.com Family Network: * * * * *
Mens.Net | Womens.Net | Mothers.Net | Fathers.Net | Grandparents.Net | Teenagers.Net | Santas.Net | EasterBunnys.Net | JackOLanterns.Net | FatherTimes.Net | StValentines.Net HarvestFestivals.Net | BirthdayCelebrations.Net | ToothFairys.Net



2000 - present. Australian Media Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Please read our Legal Statement and Privacy Policy.