You asked: What are the main holidays in Estonia?

What are some holiday traditions 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.

Is Thanksgiving celebrated in Estonia?

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.

The most popular national holidays in the United States are Christmas and Thanksgiving. While Christmas is celebrated around the world, Thanksgiving is celebrated in a smaller number of countries. Other than in the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated also in Canada, Liberia, Saint Lucia, and Grenada.

What does Estonia call Christmas?

Christmas : or Jõulud is celebrated in Estonia, but this is mainly a family event. New Year’s Eve: During the Soviet regime, the authorities promoted the New Year holiday instead of Christmas which was practically forbidden due to its supposed “religious” nature.

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