Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Celebrating Martinmas

Martinmas is swiftly approaching.  It is being celebrated on Friday, November 11, 2011.  What is Martinmas?  You may know it as St. Martin’s Day or the Feast of St. Martin.  St. Martin of Tours, whom the holiday is named after, was a Roman solider and then in adulthood was baptized and later became a monk.  He is famous for saving a beggar by cutting his cloak in half and sharing it with him during a snow storm.  That night Jesus came to him in a dream wearing the part of his cloak that he had given the beggar.  ‘Okay?’ you may be thinking, ‘but I’m not a religious homeschooler, how or why would I celebrate this?’  As a secular homeschooler I’m going to share with you some of the things that we do to celebrate this holiday.

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