New Year

12. 04. 2019

I know it has been some time since I have written, I will try to catch up a bit today.

Since the last post was about Christmas, I am going to talk about New Years Eve in this one. Like in most countries the end of one year and the beginning of a new one is celebrated on the 31st December and the 1st January. Some friends visited us at New Years Eve and we ate potatoes with (jellied) meat and sauerkraut which is also the traditional dish for Christmas Eve.

At midnight we went to Tartu to watch the fireworks and the adults clinked glasses with sparkling wine.

It is said to be good luck, if a man enters the house first after the turn of the year, but most Estonians do not believe in it anymore.

Another tradition is to leave some food on the table for ghosts and other people who passed away.

Happy new year (in Estonia you do not say that to anyone after the 6th of January)!

Malin