City of Launceston – Lantern Walk

The Lantern Walk is a time to honour the seasonal transition from Autumn to Winter and our lanterns represent taking light into the darker, shorter days. It is also a time to celebrate sharing with others. Traditionally, the Lantern Walk celebrates Saint Martin of Tours, a Roman Soldier who became a monk. The most famous legend of his life is that he once cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm, to save the beggar’s life. Bring a home-made lantern (extra lanterns will be available if you don’t’ have your own), tea-light candles and long matches. Please dress warmly. We will also symbolically break ginger biscuits in half to share with each other, and we need some families to bake and bring ginger biscuits form home.   For more information please call 0438 917 848 or email

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