Spring Day

Spring Day Quick Facts - EU

AKA NameKevadpüha
HashtagsCompiled on#EstoniaSpringDay
2024 Date1 May 2024
2025 Date1 May 2025

Spring Day (EST)

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Spring Day (EST) History

Spring Day in Estonia celebrates the arrival of spring in Northern Europe. It closely resembles May Day celebrations around Europe. On this day, it is customary to enjoy the spring weather, dance, sing and eat.

Spring Day in Estonia is celebrated on 1 May. It is a national holiday and many of the nation's festivities begin on Walpurgis Night and head into the morning of 1 May.

Top facts and quotes about Spring Day

  • May poles are a common tradition in many countries on Spring Day. Traditionally, they were tall poles with ribbons attached and you were meant to entwine yourself with your future love.
  • Spring Day also coincides with International Labour Day and the commemoration of the Haymarket affair and the global struggle for a reduced working day.
  • On leap years, spring day is a common day on which women are "responsible" for proposing marriage to the men.
  • Spring is when life's alive in everything - Christina Rossetti, famous English poet and writer
  • She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbour, winter is dead. - AA Milne, writer who created Winnie the Pooh (from poem When We Were Very Young).

Spring Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Spread awareness for the day by using hashtags #mayday, #springday, #estoniaspring and #labourday.
  • Cook a delicious Finnish spring doughnut cake. It resembles a funnel cake and creates a tasty treat to share with friends.
  • Begin with a night long feast and bonfire on Walpurgis Night. Invite friends over and enjoy the spring night.
  • Give a loved one a lily of the valley. In France, this flower was given on May Day to King Charles IX as a good luck charm in the 17th century and has since become a symbolic flower for the day.
  • Attend the Spring Day concert in Tallinn. Local musicians gather to create a great atmosphere.

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