Lễ hội Thánh Martin (St. Martin’s Day)
1 2 3 St Martin’s Day Martinstag is named after St. Martin of Tours, a Roman soldier who became a monk after being Baptised as an adult. He was eventually made a saint by the Catholic Church for being a kind man who cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm. In this time, children from Kindergarden and primary schools will make paper lanterns In Vietnam, we also celebrate one of children holiday somehow like this. It name is “Mid-Autumn” holiday. That is specific bread, named Weckmaenner. Children stay around fire with their parents. Fire somehow is danger but it also gives a warm and safe feeling. Church activities are costing lot of money. Nowadays, they come from contribution of Christian. Church tax is around 8-9% monthly salary. Church tax is around 8-9% monthly salary. “Income” from tax is approx. 11 billion USD ** Some people can not contribute money as church tax anymore, they do decide to leave Church by documentary way. Germany’s Catholic Church lost around 200,000 members in 2018 (total: 23 million members) God bless you all, especially for people who are finding freedom in their soul and their life, also. Thank you for supporting me.