Mardipäev (Martinmas) has been one of the most important days in the Estonian folk calendar. Martinmas celebrates the end of the agrarian year and the beginning of the winter period. On this day children disguise themselves as men and go from door to door, singing songs and telling jokes to receive sweets. This year we … Read moreSt Martin’s Day (Martinmas) – 11 November
A popular dance for Estonian children. It is loved, known and engaging for any age.
UKA-UKA I AM FREE! (UKA- UKA MINA PRII!) Step 1- choose a playground and agree the borders. The players can`t cross the borders. Step 2- choose who is Uka. Uka player must close his/her eyes and count to 100. The others have to hide. After counting Uka starts to look for his/her friends. There must … Read moreTraditional game
UKA-UKA I AM FREE! (UKA- UKA MINA PRII!) Step 1- choose a playground and agree the borders. The players can`t cross the borders. Step 2- choose who is Uka. Step 3 -Uka player must close his/her eyes and count to 100. The others have to hide. After counting Uka starts to look for his/her friends. … Read moreTraditional games
The Ministry of Rural Affairs and Estonian Chefs Association started a project CHEFS AT SCHOOLS. 43 chefs visit schools all over Estonia in September and October, prepare food with children and teach the basics of cooking. Our students cooked with Lauri Tomingas, the chef of Tallinn Hilton restaurant. They prepared chicken meatball soup, karask, pork … Read moreEstonian food
We celebrate Michaelmas on 29 September. It is the day chores outside were finished and people started working indoors. In the past, it was the day when the herding season ended and the shepherd was able to go to school. That day was like a holiday for shepherds. The proverb “every buck has its Michaelmas” … Read moreSt Michael’s Day in Tamsalu Gymnasium
In the Estonian traditional calendar, St George’s Day marks the beginning of spring chores and moving. In the past, starting with April 23, farmhands and servants arrived at their new master’s farm with their belongings, and settled in. St. George’s Night Uprising, beginning on April 23, 1343 and lasted for two years. It was one … Read moreSt. George’s Day
Porkuni floating islands Poor maid Kaie was noticed by the squire while working at the manor. He wished to marry her, but fueled by anger pushed her into the lake, when he heard that she had already chosen a husband. Kaie refused any help and drowned, and from the hay that was carrying floating islands … Read moreMythological places near Tamsalu