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Tag Archives: Estonian traditions

It`s Midsummer`s Eve!

To celebrate Midsummer (Jaanipäev) we made this cute bonfire craft by squeezing a little bit of paint onto the black card and making the  flames using the back of a paintbrush. … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 10 Comments

Christmas Time!

Well, it`s officially Christmas Time in our family :) Lil mermaid found a chocolate and a little present in her slipper this morning- I wonder who left them there? That`s … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

Back To School

Following Estonian tradition our little one took some nice flowers to school to give to her teachers on her first day back. This is one of my sweetest childhood memories- … Continue reading

September 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sirel, lilac, syringa

It is always so heartwarming to find little things what you can call “ours”.. or “just like in my country”. One of these things is sirel– syringa. Sirel reminds me … Continue reading

May 13, 2011 · 2 Comments

Pancake Buns Anyone?

Shrove Tuesday- Vastlapäev is all I thought – sledging downhill, eating pea- or bean soup followed by some lenten buns and playing with vurr– buzz saw (a well known Estonian … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Rukkilill- Cornflower

The blue cornflower has been the national flower of Estonia since 1968 and symbolizes daily bread to Estonians. In Estonian the flower is called a Ryeflower :) and you can find … Continue reading

February 20, 2011 · 5 Comments

Päkapikk Time!

It`s the first of December today- the day that Estonian children have looked forward to for so long.  Because now they can put a slipper on the window sill before … Continue reading

December 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

Soolaleivasiil- Moving House Present

We went to visit our dear Polish friend who had moved into her new flat. As it is a tradition in Estonia to bring salt and bread we decided to make … Continue reading

October 21, 2010 · 12 Comments

Going Home for Midsummer`s Day

We are going to Estonia for  Midsummer`s Day. My little one  is so excited about travelling and seeing her Estonian family again. She has tried to learn a few Estonian words … Continue reading

June 18, 2010 · 3 Comments


May 1, 2010 · 8 Comments

Shrove Tuesday- Vastlapäev

Shorove Tuesday is a very long awaited day in Estonia. We don`t eat pancakes on that day- we eat Lenten buns instead . We also have pea or bean soup, salted … Continue reading

March 13, 2010 · 2 Comments


Päkapikud-  Father Christmas`  Elves-  are very popular amongst Estonian children, mainly because they bring little presents :D every morning during December. I am not sure how long this tradition has been … Continue reading

December 16, 2009 · 2 Comments



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