April 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
According to an old belief the Easter sunrise is the most beautiful in the world – on this special morning the sun plays and the sky dances.
Easter e.g. “Egg Holiday”, “Resurrection Day”, “Swing Holiday” or “Spring Holiday” marks the end of the Lent, Resurrection of Jesus and awakening of the nature. Leaving behind the cold and dark winter time we celebrate Easter with hearty food, merry songs and games. This year Easter should be especially joyful, since it falls on the April Fools' Day – well known also in Estonia from the last century.
Great Easter Egg Hunt
In the beginning of the 20th century a fun custom of hiding and searching colourful Easter eggs reached from abroad to Estonian. It was said that an Easter Bunny in trousers and coat hid the eggs.
Eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny can also be found from the yards of Sepa and Härjapea farm and Kuie Schoolhouse. Ten eggs in two different colours are hidden in every yard. Count how many eggs you can find in either colour. If the answer is correct, a housewife gives you a sweet!
In South-Estonia, the time to gather on the swing grounds to go riding with the big village swings and have a good time begun with Easter. For this occasion, the old swings were repaired or even a new one built. The builders received dyed eggs, cloves and colourful ribbons as a treat. The housewife of Sepa farm teaches how to plait beautiful ribbons that you can take along to the swing grounds.
At Kuie School you can celebrate the „Spring Holiday“ with dyeing Easter eggs, making egg holders and singing swinging songs.
At 12 p.m. (noon) and 3 p.m. we learn swinging songs to sing them together like old folk did when swinging on a village swing
At 1 p.m. - Great Egg Tapping Contest!
The Lent that has lasted since Shrove Tuesday ends at Easter. Now we can once again eat meat, eggs and dairy dishes. Tasty egg and curd meals by the recipes from the 1903s are cooked at the vernal Härjapea farm. In addition, you can guess which newspaper articles are real, and which April fools instead.
Kolu Inn offers tasty holiday dishes.
At 1 p.m. join the folklore ensemble Leigarid for a dance.
At 2 p.m. children from folklore theatre Piibar introduce folk instruments and call everyone for tests of strength.
At 12 p.m. (noon) and 2 p.m. Join the Birdwatching club of Tallinn for a birdwatching tour on the museum's forest paths. Meeting point is in front of Kolu Inn.
In a pot in front of Kolu Inn
Dyeing and eating eggs is one of the most important Easter traditions. In front of Kolu Inn a village lady is inviting everyone to dye Easter eggs in a big pot. Do you know how to dye white eggs golden using natural materials?
Lau village shop
In the beginning of the 20th century a custom of sending holiday postcards became popular. In Lau village shop you can buy beautiful 1930s style Easter postcards and send them to family and friends.
3 p.m. Easter sermon at Sutlepa chapel.
NB! Celebrate Easter on the Old Calendar on April 8.
The event is sponsored by EGGO and TERE.