The Traditional Bag of St. Martin


It is part of St. Martin’s feast tradition, to give a bag to children on that day. Normally it consists of almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, figs, mandarins, St. Martin’s bread, orange, apples or pomegranates. These fruits and sweets are connected to the feast. Before, children were also given 75c, however nowadays things have changed. A song that is sung when this period of the year comes is:

Gewz, Lewz, Qastan, Tin
Kemm inhobbu lil San Martin.
(Walnuts, Almonds, Chestnuts, Figs
I love Saint Martin so much.)

See the spanish translation.