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Gogu Education

Christmas time is the most important holiday celebrated in Estonia. In Estonia, Santa Claus usually brings gifts on the night of 24 December. One of the most important Estonian peasant traditions, as in other Northern and Central European countries, was the habit of bringing home Christmas straw or hay. The traditional Estonian Christmas food is pork with sauerkraut and blood sausage.  Having plenty of Christmas food at home symbolically meant enough food for the whole coming year.

Jõulud – Christmas

Häid Jõule – Merry Christmas

Vana-Aasta Õhtu – New Year’s Eve

Jõulukuusk – Christmas Tree

Jõululaupäev – Christmas Eve

Lumememm – Snowman

Lumehelves – Snowflake

Lume – Snow

Kell – Bell

Ilutulestik – Fireworks

Kingitus – Gift

Lutsukomm – Candy

Jõulukingid – Christmas presents

Jõuluvana – Santa Claus

Jõulusokk – Stocking

Kamin – Fireplace

Kott – Sack

Jõululaulude – Christmas carols

Käpikud – Mittens

Ingel – Angel

Jõulutäht – Poinsettia

Täht – Star

Kaunistus – Decoration, Ornament

Tuled – Lights

Astelpõõsas – Holly

Puuvõõrik – Mistletoe

Jõulupärg – Christmas Wreath