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Friday, November 16, 2012

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“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

In some parts of Belgium, St. Martin’s Day is celebrated on November 11th.
It usually marks the beginning of the period of fasting before Christmas. Children and their parents gather around a hot drink (mulled wine for the adults) with handmade paper lanterns in hand.

I was absolutely freezing but the beautiful lights (and the satsuma’s) made it all worth it. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Sara

15 comments:

  1. It does look beautiful! What a neat tradition.

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  2. love the way you captured such a fun moment(s) in such great photos!

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  3. Super cute!
    xoxo
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  4. What gorgeous photos. I think I would love this celebration... although I wouldn't love the fasting until Christmas part. Yikes!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous photography! You've got yourself a new fan and follower.

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  6. That is awesome! Wish I could have been there!

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  7. St. Martins day and lantern lighting look so so magical! thanks for sharing.

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  8. This is so simple, yet so stunning. What a beautiful evening!

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  9. Beautiful! We have that too, in the Netherlands. But ever since I've gotten older it started to pass me by more and more. Apart from a few screams by excited kids I didn't catch any of it this year. Your pictures make up for that though:)

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  10. SO beautiful. And the handmade lanterns are seriously impressive. I think the snowflakes I made today might be looking a little lackluster now. xo

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  11. It looks like so much fun. Your photos are so beautiful.

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  12. absolutely gorgeous pictures <3

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  13. Warme wijn gaat nu wel binnen :p

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  14. This is just so beautiful! I would love to find a festival like this near me. :)

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Merci beaucoup!

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