Culture in a box An e-twinning Project
O ur flag  and arms
Estonian national symbols : swallow flag cornflower limestone arms
Estonia 2010 45 200  km 2   1,34 mln people
capital Tallinn Population ~500 000
Greetings in our language <ul><li>Hello!  =  tere! </li></ul><ul><li>Good morning = tere hommikust </li></ul><ul><li>Good ...
A landscape that  we  love <ul><li>Estonia is a flat country. Our highest hill is only 318 m from the sea. This is Suur Mu...
 
Traditions: song and dance festival <ul><li>We have song and dance festivals, where sing and  dance a lot of people togeth...
Traditions: St John`s Day  <ul><li>St John's Eve  ( Jaaniõhtu ) and  St John's Day  ( Jaanipäev ) are the most important d...
Traditions: Christmas <ul><li>Christmas  is a  </li></ul><ul><li>holiday observed mostly on December 25 to commemorate the...
Traditions: tug – of - war <ul><li>Historical fighting is  tug – of – war (köievedu): one team try to pull or tug the othe...
Traditions: Shrove Tuesday <ul><li>Shrove Tuesday (vastlapäev) is a funny winter day: we are sledding. Long sliding meens ...
Traditions:  St Martin`s Day and  St Chaterine`s Day <ul><li>St Martin`s Day (Mardipäev) is on the 10th of November and St...
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Estonia

  1. 1. Culture in a box An e-twinning Project
  2. 2. O ur flag and arms
  3. 3. Estonian national symbols : swallow flag cornflower limestone arms
  4. 4. Estonia 2010 45 200 km 2 1,34 mln people
  5. 5. capital Tallinn Population ~500 000
  6. 6. Greetings in our language <ul><li>Hello! = tere! </li></ul><ul><li>Good morning = tere hommikust </li></ul><ul><li>Good afternoon = tere päevast </li></ul><ul><li>Good night = head ööd </li></ul><ul><li>Goodby = head aega </li></ul><ul><li>How are you? = kuidas käsi käib? </li></ul><ul><li>Please = palun </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you = tänan </li></ul><ul><li>Sorry = vabandust </li></ul><ul><li>Friend = sõber </li></ul>
  7. 7. A landscape that we love <ul><li>Estonia is a flat country. Our highest hill is only 318 m from the sea. This is Suur Munamägi (The Big Egg`s Hill). We have many lakes and rivers, forests, islands. We think we have very nice country. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Traditions: song and dance festival <ul><li>We have song and dance festivals, where sing and dance a lot of people together. These festivals were starting more than hundred years ago. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Traditions: St John`s Day <ul><li>St John's Eve ( Jaaniõhtu ) and St John's Day ( Jaanipäev ) are the most important days in the Estoni an calendar, apart from Christmas. The short summer seasons with long days and brief nights hold special significance for the people of Estonia. Jaanipäev is celebrated in the night between 23rd and 24 June, a few days after the summer solstice, when night seems to be non-existent. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Traditions: Christmas <ul><li>Christmas is a </li></ul><ul><li>holiday observed mostly on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus , the central figure of Christianity . We allso celebrate the date of the winter solstice . We decorate our homes and Santa Claus gives the gifts to everyone who sings, dances, reads a poem or do something else. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Traditions: tug – of - war <ul><li>Historical fighting is tug – of – war (köievedu): one team try to pull or tug the other team with the big rope. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Traditions: Shrove Tuesday <ul><li>Shrove Tuesday (vastlapäev) is a funny winter day: we are sledding. Long sliding meens good flax harvest next summer. We eat bea n or split pea soup and special cakes (vastlakukkel). </li></ul>
  13. 14. Traditions: St Martin`s Day and St Chaterine`s Day <ul><li>St Martin`s Day (Mardipäev) is on the 10th of November and St Chaterine`s Day (Kadripäev) is on the 25th of November. These days are similar of Halloweens. </li></ul>

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