In mid-November, Ajoie still celebrates the traditional Feast of St. Martin.
When November comes, the countryside reaches the end of its annual cycle. The harvests have been brought in and most of the farm work is done. It is a time to pause for a while and take the opportunity to celebrate. Even today, families enjoy the feast of St. Martin while restaurants offer the meal on their menus for three weekends, either before, during or after the traditional festival. One week before the feast, the farmers slaughter a pig that will provide the makings of the gigantic meal. The menu varies slightly from family to family and nowadays tends to be lighter than the traditional meal.
Good to know
- On the weekend of the feast and the following weekend, known as the "Revira", Porrentruy holds a market selling local and home-made products.