On This Day – Tallinn Christmas Market

Continuing with my early December theme of Christmas Markets on 7th December 2009 I was in the Estonian capital of Tallinn..

It is claimed (although this is disputed, especially in Northern Germany) that the picturesque Town Hall Square in Tallinn is the site of the world’s first Christmas tree. It was part of a ritual begun in 1441 when unmarried merchants sang and danced with the girls of the town around a tree, which, when they had had enough fun and drink they then burned down.

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10 responses to “On This Day – Tallinn Christmas Market

  1. ah you still hanging around cold places ::)

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  2. Where are you hoping to visit once you can travel again?

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  3. I bet it would be great to visit in the winter. It was one of our favorite stops in the summer. What a lovely town!

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