St. Martin's Day is a time for feasting celebrations. This is the time when autumn wheat seeding was completed, and the annual slaughter of fattened cattle produced "Martinmas beef". Historically, hiring fairs were held where farm laborers would seek new posts.
Joining bonfires; processions carrying lanterns; singing Martin songs; eating a St. Martin’s goose
Feast of St. Martin, Martinstag, Martinmas, Feast of St Martin of Tours, Martin le Miséricordieux
November 11 is the feast day of St. Martin of Tours, who started out as a Roman soldier.