There are no many holidays to celebrate in Estonia. The ones we have here are mostly international or ones involving our independency! Nonetheless, we are always happy here to get a day off when a bank holiday appears and trying to take it as a little surprise. There are 12 such 'surprises' a year!
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. Each year on December 24, the President of Estonia declares Christmas Peace, which is a 350-year-old tradition in Estonia.