A weekend in Põlva

It is Midsummer time and we spend a weekend in the South-East of Estonia.
Thomas, the priest of the Lutheran church in Põlva and his family welcomed us to stay in the parish house and celebrate the Midsummer eve with them.

 


In the Afternoon of our arrival we attended the national Victory Day to celebrate the Estonian victory over the Baltic German Landeswehr in the Battle of Paju in 1919 .

Afterwards we had a nice barbeque at the family’s home with the traditional bonfire to celebrate the longest day of the year.

During this night the sun is almost not setting…

midsummer
1:11

We had our midday prayers in the church of Põlva open to everyone and have been welcomed to attend the Saturday and Sunday service.

It has been pretty much of holiday for us with nice weather, a beautiful day in the nature and a movie evening with the children.
A good opportunity to fill up energy for the next weeks children camp with the boys.

 

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