St. Martin is in Zagreb

St. Martin is in Zagreb

St. Martin is a Catholic saint, the first saint who was martyred, and has its own liturgical feast. St. Martin’s feast is a ritual of wine baptism that has been celebrated since the 17th CT in the northern parts of Croatia. Wine lovers gather in vineyards of hosts in mid of November. In the ritual of baptizing, actors dress up and take roles of judge, bishop, godmother and godfather of the wine. In the Croatia and Slovenia on the Saint Martin's Day people cherish the tradition of making grape juice mošt to wine. At the celebrations they usually prepare Martin's goose. Especially big celebrations in Croatia are in Sveti Martin na Muri Pozega Kutjevo, Velika Gorica, Dugo Selo, Sv. Ivan Zelina and many other places.

Organized by the Cultural Art Society Prepustovec, from November 5 to 12, in Ban Jelacic Square, there will be a traditional event “Martin je v Zagrebu”.

At this year's event, citizens will be able to enjoy a variety of local dishes and delicacies that are produced on family farms.

“Martin je v Zagrebu” ends on November 12, when on the main square 15 bishops from all over Croatian will baptize mošt. The manifestation is a great opportunity for winemakers to promote products.