What are Estonian most celebrated holidays?

Date English Name Estonian Name
June 24 Midsummer Day Jaanipäev
August 20 Independence Restoration Day taasiseseisvumispäev
December 24 Christmas Eve jõululaupäev
December 25 Christmas Day esimene jõulupüha

What do they celebrate in Estonia?

Estonia holidays are jovial, celebrating art and culture. Long winter nights are made bearable by the highly anticipated Black Nights Film Festival, which brings the best movies from all over the world. Colorful events like Olesummer Beer Festival and Viljandi Folk Festival bring the old town to life.

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.

What do Estonians decorate with candles on Christmas Eve?

A unique tradition of Christmas decoration in Ireland is a large white candle which is placed at the entrance of the house or in a window. This candle is lit by the youngest child on Christmas Eve. This is a symbol to welcome the Holy Family and the candle can only be extinguished by a girl or a woman named Mary.

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How do they celebrate Christmas in Estonia?

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.

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