Ilusad Juulud or Merry Christmas the Estonian way

  • 2008-12-15
  • By Jana Belugina
Christmas is the most important holiday for Estonians. It is interesting to note, that the Estonian word for Christmas is “Jõulud�, derived from the pagan celebration Jul or Yule which has no connection to Christianity. Traditionally, the Christmas season starts from the 1st of December with Advent. This is the time when all the windows are lit up by Advent candles, doors are decorated with Christmas wreaths and children hang their socks at night, in order to find some small presents from the elves in the morning. This time of year is considered...
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