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Onion and fish day and Seto Michaelmas Day

1st of October from 10 AM to 4 PM

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When the autumn field work and grazing are over, it is time to celebrate properly. Onion and fish day will be part of the harvest day of the Setos and Old Believers. As both communities are famous for their vegetable gardening and fishing skills, there is a fair where you can buy the best Peipsi onions, various fish and other goodies. In the farms you can get acquainted with Peipsiveere and Setu food culture and handicrafts. There is a Seto prayer, followed by a celebration with Seto traditional singing "Leelo".

The village green between Seto Farm and the Peipus Russian dwelling

10 AM - 4 PM

  • Onion, fish and other delicacies
  • Slavic and Seto folk games and trials of strength
  • Samovar tea
  • Lamb soup

Presentation and sale of agricultural crops of the Estonian Open Air Museum

12.30  Seto Michaelmas Day opening, Seto greetings and leelo traditions

13.30 Concert of Seto Folklore Ensemble Sõsarõ

14.30 Slavic folk songs concert (Sander Udikas(accordion), Konstantin Sedov (guitar) and Inga Pogonina (violin)

In the old dwelling of Seto Farm

11.30 Seto prayer

12.30-16.00 Abundance Puppet Workshop

14.30 Introduction of Seto folk costumes (Elvi Nassar)


In the new dwelling of Seto Farm

10 AM - 4 PM

Preparation of Seto St. Michael's Day dishes


Lake Peipsi Russian dwelling

10 AM - 4 PM

  • Preparation of Old Believer onion and fish dishes
  • Cabbage chopping and pickling

12.00-15.00 Pavel Varunin teaching Old Believers' lubok print 

On October 1, both the main gate and the back gate of the museum will be open (about 1 km in the direction of Kakumäe). Buses No. 21 and 21B will take you to the museum (the nearest bus stop to the Setu farm and the House of an Old Believer is Õismäe Raba). Buses No. 41 and 41b lead from the museum to the city center. You can park your car for free in the parking lot at the main gate as well as in the parking lot behind the museum.

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