Easter on the Old Calendar
April 8, 2018
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For the Orthodox and the Old Believers Easter is the most important church holiday and therefore, it is celebrated with splendour. On this occasion, the Seto farm and Peipus-Russian house have been decorated to announce the Resurrection of the Christ. Table is laid with meat and milk dishes, eggs are dyed and one can rejoice at the beginning of spring.
At Seto farm
The Udmurts living in Estonia introduce their Easter dishes and customs at the newer part of the farmhouse.
The Setos introduce their Easter dishes and customs at the older part of the farmhouse.
Learning traditional swinging songs and plaiting beautiful ribbons at the barn of the Seto farm from 12 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On the village green
Introducing Easter customs of the different minorities living in Estonia.
Easter games and tests of strength (Easter Egg Hunt and egg rolling).
Painting eggs in a large pot and egg tapping contest.
Riding on a village swing and singing swinging songs.
Drinking tea boiled in a samovar.
A small Easter fair will be held.
At Peipus-Russian dwelling
Preparing Easter dishes and baking a 7-level Old Believers’ Easter bread – kulich.
Introducing Easter customs of the Old Believers.