Feast of St Martin (Sveti Martin) in Korcula

Feast of St Martin (Sveti Martin) aka St Martin’s Day – November 11 is the feast day of St. Martin of Tours, who started out as a Roman soldier. He was baptized as an adult and became a monk. It is understood that he was a kind man who led a quiet and simple life.

St. Martin’s Day (Martinovanje, Martinje) marks the day when the must traditionally turns to wine. Children are going door to door with lanterns singing St. Martin’s song.

This is a song (Martinova Pisma) that is traditionally sang in Korcula on St Martin’s day:

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