The fashion of flowery skirts developed at the end of the 19th century. It was triggered by the decoration of carpets with flowery embroidery that was called “roosimine”. The rose embroidery carpets spread also to other places but rose embroidery skirts were only made in Lihula and in the neighbouring parish of Kirbla. At the… Read More »
Tartu Philatelic Society is organizing on 15.03.2015 in Tartu Hansa Kool (Anne 63) from 9:00 (8:30) to 13:00 collectors fair.
The city of Elva is the second in size in the Estonian Tartu County both in terms of the number of population and size of its territory (991,6 ha, population 5771 on Jan 1, 2015). The history of the city is closely connected with the railway and the date of the foundation of the city… Read More »
The Baltic Sea is an inland sea of the Baltic Ocean, which surrounds Estonia from the north and the west. The other countries of the Baltic Sea are Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Russia. The Baltic States are developed industrial countries and the settlements’ and industrial enterprises’ effluent flow into the sea… Read More »
Eduard Vilde’s (04.03.1865 – 26.12.1933) trace is very deep in the Estonian literary and cultural history. When he appeared on our still rather flimsy literary landscape he rapidly became a “phenomenon” in almost all genres – our first crime, fun, travel and novel writer, as well as the man who laid the basis to theatre… Read More »
According to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar the Wood Sheep (or Goat) Year will start on 19 February 2015, and will last until the 7th February 2016. Sheep are a symbol close to the earth and is connected with the growth of plants and fertility and their energy symbolizes peace, coexistence and silence. It is the… Read More »
Johannes Kotkas (Feb 3, 1915 Tartumaa – May 8, 1998 Tallinn) is an Estonian wrestler and sports figure. Side by side with learning metalwork he joined wrestling and weightlifting fans and already the next year took part in the Estonian championships. In Estonian championships in 1937 he won the second place after the great example,… Read More »