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Midsummer

Midsummer’s Day is one of the highlights on the Estonian calendar. Estonians have never lost touch with their pagan roots and celebrating the Summer Solstice, the change in the farming year, goes back centuries. One of the most popular midsummer rituals enjoyed by Estonians is building a bonfire and then jumping over it. This is believed to guarantee prosperity (a good harvest) and to ward off bad luck. Other traditions include the use of fern blossoms and there’s always lots of music, singing and food to be had.

If you’re going to be in Tallinn for this public holiday, it might be a good idea to visit the Estonian Open Air Museum. For more information please refer to their website  www.evm.ee

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About Eveliis

I still don't know if things fit together, or if everything will be all right in the end. But I believe that something means something. I believe in cleansing the soul through fun and games. I also believe in love. And I have several good friends, and just one bad one.

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