April 21, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
Great Easter Egg Hunt
In the 1930s there was a fun custom to hide dyed Easter eggs in the yard on the Easter Sunday morning so kids can hunt them. It was said that an Easter Bunny in trousers and coat hid the eggs.
Eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny can 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, you’ll get a sweet treat from the housewife.
To celebrate the end of the long Lent the table laid on “Spring Holiday“ is rich and festive. The housewife is introducing a holiday menu she has recently read from a 1930s magazine and prepares something tasty to put on the table.
In front of Kolu Inn
Eggs have the most important role in Easter customs. Everyone can dye eggs with natural ingredients and boil them in a cauldron in front of the inn.
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.
The innkeeper has prepared a glorious holiday menu. Since the Lent has come to an end, meat and egg dishes are in honor.
At 12.30 p.m. and 13.30 p.m. the children’s group „Rannapõngerjad“ invites everyone to join the song games.
Lau Village Shop
In Lau village shop you can write and post beautiful Easter postcards as was the custom in 1930s.
At Kuie School you can celebrate Easter with crafting fun holiday rabbits, learning songs to sing while swinging on a big village swing, tapping eggs and choosing the prettiest Easter egg.
Bring your colourful holiday egg to the egg decorating contest and vote for your favourite Easter egg. Prizes for the winners!
At 1 p.m. at the village swing songs workshop you can learn about the tradition of singing on a village swing and find out what charm it all has. The workshop is recommended for them who wish to join on the big village swing at 2 p.m.
At 2 p.m. – Great Egg Tapping Contest!
At 3 p.m. – Announcing the Easter egg decorating contest winner
On Village Square at 2 p.m.
Time for singing village swing songs varied in North and South Estonia. In South it began earlier and was only related to the Easter but in North the gatherings by village swings lasted longer and often didn’t start before the Whitsuntide. This time we sing both – North and South Estonian village songs.
Accompanied by the folk ensemble Leigarid. Bring your own village swing song.
In South Estonia, the time to gather on the swing grounds to go riding with the big village swing and have a good time begun with Easter. Girls churned butter, knitted gloves and plaited ribbons to give as a present to the master building or repairing swings, to tie on a village swing as a gift or to just give as a present to a pleasant young man.
The housewife of Sepa farm tells about the customs related to riding village swings and teaches how to plait a simpler ribbon. On the farm yard you can test your skills in egg rolling games.
At 3 p.m. Easter sermon, served by reverend Toomas Paul.
Eggo, Cultural Endowment of Estonia