it is a german (not sure about that) traditional holiday for kids. somewhen in november, kids make laterns and then there is a parade in the evening, lead by saint martin on his white horse. during the parade, the kids sing songs about the myth of saint martin.
at the end of the parade, there is a big fire and a homeless guy is sitting next to it and freezing. when saint martin sees the guy, he shares his coat with him. that is basically the whole story.
after the parade, the kids get bags with chocolate, fruits and stuff.
i made this video when we arrived at the fire when everyone was singing the saint martin song. hope you enjoy!