If you are in Venice on Monday, November 11th, you may meet children beating pots and lids.
What happens in the city on St. Martin’s Day?
On St. Martin’s Day, children go around the calli, armed with pots and lids to “batter San Martino”, singing a nursery rhyme to receive sweets or a few coins.
San Martin xè andà in sofita
A trovar la so novizia
La so novizia non ghe gera
‘L xè cascà con cul per tera
El s’à messo ‘n boletin
Viva, viva San Martin!