St Martin’s Day (Martinmas) – 11 November

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

St Michael’s Day in Tamsalu Gymnasium

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

Storytelling

The students interviewed their grandparents about their life in the past and wrote down their stories Vanaema lapsepõlv  Isa oli lihunik, pidas sigu. Kui sead “valmis” said ehk olid piisavalt suured, hakati neid tapma. Hommikul mindi varakult, siga kaenlas, tapamajja, seal pidi isa ise tapmise läbi viima, kuna ta töötas seal. Tapmine käis nii, et … Read moreStorytelling