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St Martin's day- Netherlands

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

Who was Saint Martin?

Saint Martin was a kind-hearted Roman soldier. He cut his cloak in half to share it with a beggar caught in a snowstorm. That night, he dreamt that Jesus Christ was wearing the half cloak and telling angels that Martin has clothed him, and been baptized by that act. Since he was particularly kind to kids, he is remembered on that day all over Europe.

Putting a cloak on a cold old man
Saint Martin

Saint Martin's day in the Netherlands, in Dutch we call it Sint Maarten Dag. It is a feast celebrated on the 11th of November every