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PHOTO: Torchlight parade turns heads on Crittenden Street

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

BY CHRIS CURRIE — More than 100 Hyattsville residents, including many young children, regaled Crittenden Street and Melrose Trail Wednesday evening in a procession replete with homemade lanterns and hymns honoring a fifth-century Catholic saint.  “Martinmas,” the traditional name for St. Martin of Tours’ feast day, has long been a popular celebration in Europe, where it functions as a sort of Mardi Gras celebration just prior to the start of the Advent season.  Here in Hyattsville, the procession was followed by a bonfire and a pot-luck smorgasbord of autumn treats.

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Photos: Chris Currie

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