On November 11, we celebrate the St. Martin’s Day. The day when must turns into wine. The must is usually considered impure and sinful, until it is baptised and turned into wine. The baptism is performed by someone who dresses up as a bishop and blesses the wine; this is usually done by the host. Another person is chosen as the godfather of the wine. The foods traditionally eaten on the day are goose and home-made 'mlinci'.
The popular St. Martin’s Day celebration is a wine holiday deeply embedded in the tradition of northwester Croatia, and as such it is celebrated in a special way. In the Zagreb County, St. Martin’s Day is celebrated in many towns and villages. Standing out among them, both with their special features of that tradition and the variety of their programmes, are Dugo Selo - whose patron saint is St. Martin is, as well as Samobor, Sveti Ivan Zelina and Velika Gorica.
To warm up for St. Martin's day take a walk through three wine roads that are surrounding Zagreb forming a beautiful necklace around the capital city.