Saint Martin´s Day                                                                                                  

St. Martin´s Day is a very old and joyful tradition, that is commerated on the 11th of November. On St. Martin´s Day, considered by many a community event, most people get together in a tavern, surrounded by a big bon fire, eating baked chestnuts (castanhas), sipping down the new wine (água-pé), telling tales, dancing and singing traditional songs.