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Customs and Traditions

Log sawing is a traditional competition featured  at Jaanipäev celebrations. Estonians living in Alberta fostered their Estonian heritage by continuing to practice and promote Estonian customs and traditions. By incorporating traditional Estonian holidays, celebrations, cuisine, and clothing into their daily lives, Alberta's close-knit Estonian community ensured the preservation of its heritage. Moreover, the use of Estonian customs and traditions provided an excellent opportunity to socialize with other Estonian families living nearby. As this section explains, Alberta's Estonians continue to host traditional Estonian events as a means of reconnecting with their heritage.

Alberta's Estonian Heritage
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