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Folk calendar

In the old days, time was not calculated according to the calendar and clock but by observing the rhythm of nature and marking the beginning and end of significant farm works. Some anniversaries in the folk calendar are still very special to us today - we look forward to their arrival and celebration. Others on the other hand, have fallen into oblivion, but getting to know them helps us to understand better the customs and views of our ancestors.


If you have any good ideas about what could be done on which holiday of the folk calendar and you would like to share them with others, please contact us at

Please refer to the Database of Estonian Folk Calendar Holidays at and ‘Eesti Rahvakalender’ [Estonian Folk Calendar] 1-8 by M. Hiiemäe.
Northern Estonia
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