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Candlemas Day

Adult fee 12 €

Discount fee 10 €

Family fee 25 €

Candlemas Day February 4th, 11:00-16:00

Candlemas Day is the first bigger women’s holiday in winter. On this day women paid visit to each other or went to the inn and men had to take care of all the household chores. As on other women's holidays, it was important to drink a red drink to ensure rosy cheeks for the rest of the year.

On February 4th, we celebrate Candlemas Day at the Estonian Open Air Museum.

At Kolga Farm, the exhibition 'Every Small Step Counts' reveals what animals give us, and you can visit the barn at 11:00, 13:00, and 15:00 with the hostess (group size is limited).

At the classroom of Kuie school candle rings are crafted from natural materials.

In the Kolkhoz apartment building the housewife teaches you how to make candles from lamb fat.

At the Peipus Russian dwelling you can try rolling candles from beeswax (cost 3 €).

From Lau shop you can purchase sweets, red drink for the ladies and other fascinating goods.

At Härjapea Farm, pouch pockets are sewn, as using a needle on Candlemas Day was thought to keep wolves away from the herd in summer.

In the Setu Farm, pig's ears are baked.

Kolu Inn offers hearty Estonian dishes.

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