Colouring book “Estonian Traditional Patterns”

Estonian traditional costumes are a very important part of our folklore and culture. Each region has its own traditional garments with different techniques and patterns. Embroidered and knitted patterns have been mostly geometrical or floral. The Mulgi region is famous for its archaic patterns – medieval patterns embroidered in irregular order. These patterns are found … Read moreColouring book “Estonian Traditional Patterns”

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