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Ancient holiday

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 29.12.2016 - 13:26

Text www.maavald.ee

Photo Arne Ader

Translation Liis

Reheahi. Sepp Mart Salumaa

Threshing barn furnace. Smith Mart Salumaa

Many linguists are of the opinion that the Estonian word jõul (roughly Yule) is borrowed from the ancient Scandinavian language around a thousand years ago. But there are those who think that we have to do with our own indigenous word.

From time to time. Christmas starts at the winter solstice  and ends a few days after the new year. “Ajastaeg” is an old Estonian concept meaning year round. It expresses recognition of the world and awareness of the cycle of time and life and more broadly the oneness of world and being.