Martin’s Day (Mardipäev) November 10. One of the most important holidays in the rural calendar, St. Martin’s Day traditionally marks the end of the autumn season and is basically the Estonian version of Thanksgiving.
What are the main holidays in Estonia?
|Date||English Name||Estonian Name|
|February 24||Independence Day||iseseisvuspäev|
|Moveable Friday||Good Friday||suur reede|
|Moveable Sunday||Easter Sunday||ülestõusmispühade 1. püha|
|May 1||Spring Day (May Day)||kevadpüha|
How and when is New Year’s celebrated in Estonia?
A New Year holiday is observed every 1 January in Estonia. New Year’s Eve celebrations on 31 December are complimented with a day of rest on the first day of January to recover from the day before.
How do Estonia celebrate Christmas?
In Estonia, Christmas time starts with Advent. Children put their socks on their window ledge and every day until Christmas Eve, December 24th, an elf comes and puts some sweets in it! On Christmas Eve families come together and in the evening Santa visits and asks people to tell him poems in exchange for gifts.
How do they celebrate New Year in Estonia?
In Estonia, people strive to eat a lucky number of meals on New Year’s Eve. Numbers 7, 9, and 12 are considered the most auspicious—eating seven times will yield the strength of seven men the following year. Popular dishes include sauerkraut and marzipan for dessert.
Does Estonia celebrate Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day in Estonia is always celebrated and observed on Second Sunday of May each year.
How Estonia get its independence?
On 19 February 1918, the elders of the Maapäev approved the manifesto and on 24 February 1918, the Päästekomitee publicly proclaimed Estonia an independent and democratic republic. After declaring its independence, Estonia was forced to fight a war of independence against Soviet Russia and German forces.
What is Victory Day in Estonia?
Victory Day: June 23
The war of independence in Estonia against the German forces was won by the soldiers of Estonia, and the German rule in the region terminated as a result. This day of victory for Estonia has been celebrated on June 23 since the year 1920 when Estonia legally got independence from Germany.