’Tis the Season to be Jolly

  • 2007-11-30
In the Baltics what is now the Christmas celebration directly corresponds with the pagan “Yuletide” winter solstice celebration season with centuries-old traditions that have their roots in pagan rituals. Interestingly, Estonia still retains its pagan word for these wintertime festivities – joulud, from the word jul (Yule). Traditions Christmas celebrations in Estonia begin the 21st of December and end on January 6. During this period, Estonians work less, visit friends and family, and receive the declaration of Christmas peace from the Estonian president. Similar to Lithuanian Christ...
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