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How Italians Celebrate San Martino

With today being San Martino, let's have a look at what this day is really about and how they celebrate this day in Italy.

With today being San Martino, let’s have a look at what this day is really about and how they celebrate this day in Italy.

San Martino was a solider of the Roman Empire who then became a saint not only for his generosity, but for his great humility as well.

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This day is also about trying the new homemade wine of the season which Italians like to call novello. There is an Italian saying that goes: “A San Martino ogni mosto diventa vino” which translates to: On San Martino, every wine must turn into wine.

As if Italians needed another excuse to drink wine..

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Italians also typically fry fresh zeppole and or frittelle on this day which they like to call zeppole/frittelle di San Martino.

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In some parts of Italy you can even find people and children dressed up as San Martino in the piazza making music with pots and pans.

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