In the year of 337, a very rigorous and cold autumn took place all over Europe.
Sain Martin, a Gallic knight who became a Christian preacher, was returning home after a battle, riding his horse in the middle of a storm and a homeless asked for his help. Saint Martin had no Money but kindly cut half of his cape with a sword and gave to the homeless to help protect him from the cold.
According to the legend, right on this moment the storm passed and the sun started to shine, which is why we cal the sunny autumn days, the Saint Martin’s summer.
In his honour, we eat chestnuts – a traditional autumn fruit – and drink Jeropiga – a liquorous wine – on the date of Saint Martin’s death , November 11th.
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