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 decided to make masks for ourselves. It was an international event  – introducing our culture and traditions to people from Thailand, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Syria, Ghana and Kyrgyzstan.

Planning the design
Team work
Nice mask, aren’t they?

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