There is a saying, that who doesn't eat goose on St. Martin's day, will starve all year. But did you know that the goose wasn't popular only beacuse it's taste, but some could even tell fortunes from it?
The first written memories of a St. Martin's Day Feast are from 1171. Back then St. Martin's day marked the end of the working year for peasants, people finished working on the fields, and this is when the winter resting time starts.
Servants got their yearly wage and a goose - the reason for gifting geese to peasants was that livestock had to be reduced.
This was the day when people tasted fresh wine for the first time and cut fattened geese. The tradition goes back even more to pagan times, and the customs were taken over by christians.
Castle Haller would like to welcome its guests on the 8th, 9th and 10th of november at a traditional St. Martin's Day Feast with live music and fresh wine!