By the end of February and beginning of March, most countryside folks were out of meat in the old days. Vastlapäev or Shrove Tuesday was the last feast before 7-week fasting period until the Easter holidays. Traditionally pea soup with smoked meat was served and in the more modern time buns with fresh whipped cream. But there are of course lots of other traditions and tales around this celebration. Like sledding for example! Estonian Open Air Museum (Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum) celebrates the coming Shrove Tuesday this weekend (March 3 to 5) with an extensive programme. You can learn all about the festivities and taste the typical foods there or any cafe around the city. Those yummy buns have flooded the town already.
Find out more about the event: http://bit.ly/2IHReGy
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