Tag: Riina Kindlam

Hallowe’en Made Very Simple

PHOTO: The Müra/karu (Rambunctious Bears) cub scouts of Tormi/linnu lipkond (Storm Bird troop), Rävala malev (Tallinn area) were getting ready for mardipäev, St. Martin's Day or Martinmas at the Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum or Open Air Museum (Pioneer Village) last weekend. This included learning riddles and songs, making masks and eating the ...

Some Celebrate, Others Observe

October 31st is like any other regular fall day in Estonia. No spooking or skeletons to be seen. But a few days later, on November 2nd hingede/päev, or "souls day" is quietly observed. People visit the graves (haud, pl. hauad) of their loved ones where they place candles, while many ...


The fall pet care campaign in Tallinn urged citizens to "KIIBI OR KAOTA" – kiip or lose. The upper text reads Kiip on suureks abiks kaduma läinud kassi leidmisel. – "A kiip is of great help when trying to find a lost cat." The same message is repeated in Russian. ...

Ei aeg ei peatu

Kas fotol olev hoone on tuttav? See asub Tallinna kesklinnas Viru hotelli vastas ning selles paiknes kunagi Eesti esimene rulltrepp. Hoone ehitati üheks kindlaks otstarbeks, "mille keskus ei pea asuma suure kolossina Tallinna ühe kõige kallima krundi peal,” arvab selle endise nõukogu liige, küll aga jääb antud ettevõte koos paljude ...

Fruits Of Various Latitudes

The marjad (berries) in this jar are no longer whole, nor are they a "product of Greece", as stated on the label. Greece in Estonian is Kreeka. "The real Mediterranean taste" described the previous occupants of this jar, which were oliivid (olives). The Mediterranean Sea in Estonian is Vahe/meri, meaning ...

Rural Employment Opportunity

NOTICE. OÜ Koikla Räägi dairy herd's barn needs a herder. URGENT.Posted on a teadete/tahvel (bulletin board) in the village of Pärsama on Saaremaa island. OÜ = osa/ühing or limited liability company, while Koikla and Räägi are two neighbouring hamlets. Kari = herd and lüpsi/kari literally means "milking herd". To milk ...

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