Holidays in Estonia


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Holidays in Estonia

  1. 1. Holidays in EstoniaNational holidays
  2. 2. Winter
  3. 3. The day of signing theTartu TreatyFebruary 2, 1920 there wassigned a peacetreaty between Estonia andthe Government of SovietRussia.Memorable date is one ofthe most important holidaysof the country. Thereis some events to mark thedate.
  4. 4. ShrovetideShrovetide - holiday, which should fall ona Tuesday the seventhweek before Easter.On thisday at all to eat pancakes.Symbol of Shrovetide inEstonia are the scones withwhipped cream. Also on thisday made ​sledding with slides, rides and ice on the river.The mostimportant tradition onShrove Tuesday - burn effigyof Shrovetide.
  5. 5. Estonian independenceThe Republic of Estonia was founded February 24, 1918.The celebration is limited to daytime parade in the city center andthen decided to celebrate with the family meal and watching the live receptionof the President of the Republic of Estonia. In the evening on the TownHall soar into the sky colored lights fireworks.
  6. 6. Spring
  7. 7. Mother language dayMarch14, Estonia celebratedMother language day . Inour country we have onlyone official language –estonian. But a very largenumber of people spoke inRussian and our schoolis no exception.
  8. 8. Catholic EasterCatholic Easter - thecelebrationof Easters, which falls onthe period from March 22toApril 25.At Easter, wealways prepare cupcakes, eat eggs andpaint Easter rabbits.
  9. 9. Mother’s dayCelebrated May 8. On this day, acceptedcongratulations mothersand pregnant women, incontrast to the InternationalWomens Day, when thegreetings take all of the fairsex.Estonian residents decoratethe house with flags. Inkindergartens and schoolsare held mornings andconcerts formothers, children give theirmothers homemade gifts.
  10. 10. Summer
  11. 11. Day of flags of EstoniaCelebrated June 4. The Estonian national flag consists of three colors:The blue color symbolizes the sky, the color black - is a land-nurse, andwhite - the color of purity and hope. Flag raised on Long Hermann towerat sunrise and lowered at sunset. The rise of the Estonian flag isaccompanied by the melody of the hymn.
  12. 12. Midsummers DayCelebrated 23, 24, June 25. That’s the most important holiday in summer.From these days begins midnight sun.These days taken to kindle a great fire and jump over it.On a small fire is usually grilled kebabs and sausages blood. Also we like todrive a dance around a bonfire.
  13. 13. Autumn
  14. 14. St. Martin’s DayFor centuries Mardipäev (St. Martin’s Day) has been one of the most importantand cherished days in the Estonian folk calendar. It remains populartoday, especially among young people and the rural population. St. Martin’sDay celebrates the end of the agrarian year and the beginning of the winterperiod. On this day children disguise themselves as men and go from door todoor, singing songs and telling jokes to receive sweets.
  15. 15. St. Catherines DayOn Estonian farms, minding theherds and flocks were primarilythe responsibility of women andtherefore, St. Catherine’s Dayinvolves customs pertainingmore to herd keeping thanfarming. In addition, both menand women may dress up aswomen. In comparison to themardisants, who were generallydressed in a masculine andrough manner and oftenworeanimal masks, the kadriswear clean and light-coloured clothing, which is inreference to the coming snow.