Today it's St. Martin's Day in Germany. On a cold day Martin rode on his horse when he saw a hobo. Martin didn't hesitate, ripped his coat in two and shared generously.
It's a German custom that little children sing special St. Martin songs while walking with self made lanterns in small groups after sunset. In some areas there is also some "Süßes oder es gibt Saures" ("trick or treat").
I remember doing that in kindergarten as well. It was big fun. After the walk with the lanterns all kids and parents went to one's home where there was hot chocolate for the kids and mulled wine for the adults.