11th of November – Day of Márton – is the beginning of winter. The closing date of the economic year has been commemorated in Hungary with festivities held over the period of many centuries. This is the last day preceding the 40 day Advent fasting, the last opportunity for holding a great feast with huge diner parties and cheerful celebrations.
On the Day of Márton, in wine-producing regions people eat goose dishes and sample this year’s wine.
In appreciation of this tradition, the IVth Day of Márton Wine Festival will be held between 7 and 9 of November in Hotel Danubius Budapest, with the participation of the Wine and Market Magazine. 55 winemakers from all over Hungary will exhibit their products on this event, which will be enhanced by gastronomical and cultural programs.
In many wine cellars of the Villány region tourist already have the opportunity to sample this year’s rose and Portuguiser. Sampling of this year’s wine is accompanied with various types of festivities, such as toasting the new wine, goose dishes, recall folk traditions, twilight march with lanterns and other exciting programs. In this region festivities related to the Day of Márton are continuing until the end of November.
Similar festivities are held all over Hungary. On the second weekend of November this year’s wine is sampled in every wine region of Hungary, go together with gastronomic programs. Do not hesitate to visit you favorite cellar.