One of the highlights at the Christian German School
Chiang Mai (CDSC) is the annual St. Martin’s parade, which takes place
around this time of the year. It’s when the kindergarten children and the
children up to 3rd grade take an evening stroll with their self made
I am taller than you and mine is burning lighter than yours ... that’s
what they seemed to have said.
This year the event took place at Mooban Pinerie Home,
where one of the mothers decorated a beautiful setting for the picnic that
was part of the little St. Martins parade and was well visited from family
Everybody brought food and the buffet ended up as a real
international meal. After a cozy dinner on the lawn of the Pinerie Home, the
children started their parade through the village, singing different St.
Martin’s carols. For once the streets around the ‘mooban’ were
illuminated with home-made lanterns and the air was filled with the songs of
their proud little owners.
During frequent stops, the children could take a rest and
listen to the story of St. Martin told by the kindergarten teachers. After a
45 minute walk and already close to bedtime the three to eight-year old
children were ready for a good nigh sleep.
Everybody had fun and enjoyed the evening thanks to a well organized