Mermaids` Makings

Dashing Through The Snow…

As a bilingual family, we always try to celebrate both traditions. So this evening we went to Estonia House for an Estonian Christmas Party – eating Estonian Christmas food (pork, sauerkraut, potatoes of course, and blood sausage). It was great to see all the children have to perform in front of Father Christmas before he gave them their presents…Even Annabel was happy to tell a knock knock joke and sing a version of Jingle Bells over the microphone. It is sad to see that most of the Estonian children prefer to use English as their first language.  This is our responsibility to ensure that they grow up with both English and Estonian, and we should do everything we can, especially living abroad, to introduce them to our culture.

The reindeer here is made from a plastic bottle and the sleigh is made from a juice carton, whilst Father Christmas is actually a loo roll with the presents being empty matchboxes. Oh yes, it was snowing today too – a perfect day for a Christmas party.

Let’s all sing along…!

What about singing in Estonian:

AISAKELL

Üle laia lageda,
lumivalge, uinund maa
sõidab linna jõulumees
kristalses täheöös.

Kaugelt, kaugelt Põhjamaalt
täna ruttab siia ta,
põhjapõdrad, kaelas kuljused,
on iidse saani ees.
Refr. :,: Aisakell, aisakell!
Kella kauge hüüd.
Härmast valge jõulusaan
tuhatnelja tormab nüüd.
            Aisakell, aisakell,
kingul, orus, mäel.
Aisakella helinal meil
on jõulud jälle käes :,:
 
Täna jõulukuuse all
laste pilgud säravad,
õhtutund on ukse ees, –
kuhu jääb küll jõulumees?
Igas väikses käharpeas
juba salmid ammu reas,
küllap tarvis läheb kohe neid,
kui kuulda kuljuseid.
 
 
 

Refr. :,: Aisakell, aisakell!
Kella kauge hüüd.
Härmast valge jõulusaan
tuhatnelja tormab nüüd.
            Aisakell, aisakell,
kingul, orus, mäel.
Aisakella helinal meil
on jõulud jälle käes. :,:
 

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One comment on “Dashing Through The Snow…

  1. elisabeth65
    December 31, 2010

    I listened to Jingle Bells in Estonion. It is very nice.

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