MARTINOVANJE – SLOVENIA’S BIGGEST WINE FESTIVAL (AND HOW TO CELEBRATE IT AT HOME)
On 11 November, wine lovers across Slovenia are traditionally celebrating St Martin’s Day.
What is it?
This is when according to Slovenian tradition, grape juice (mošt or must) matures into wine. Plenty of delicious food will be prepared in Slovenian homes for this traditional occasion.
On this day, a feast is laid out with goose, “mlinci” (a type of flatbread), red cabbage and an indispensable glass of young and delicious wine. The streets of Slovenia’s towns resound with folk songs and merry laughter, dancers in folk costumes swirl around, the smell of St Martin’s delicacies lingers in the air and Martinmas traditions are practised in many places.
Here are some photos we took at the Martinovanje Festival in the Slovenian town of Ormož!
Read also our INTERVEW with food and wine blogger Denise Rejec on how to prepare for Martinovanje at home!