Christmas time is still the most important holiday celebrated in Estonia. For Estonians, Christmas is a mixture of the traditional, the modern, the secular, and the religious. Like in other Nordic states, Estonia's celebration of Christmas mostly falls on Christmas Eve, however, Christmas season starts from Advent with people buying Advent calendars or lighting Advent candles.
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In Estonia, as in the other Baltic nations, Christmas is associated with the winter solstice, which was celebrated before the Christian aspect of the holiday prevailed in importance.
While the Advent is observed, Estonians really kick off the Christmas holidays on December 23 and celebrate through Christmas Day. This holiday is best celebrated up North, with snow on the ground! Wrapping up warm and taking a stroll through the frosty streets of Tallinn's Old City heralds the holiday spirit far better than lazing about in a hammock in the Bahamas!