Here is what Wikipedia says about it:
"The customs for the Estonian St. Catherine’s Day are generally associated with the kadrisants (kadri beggars) or kadris, which give the whole day a unique quality, although it is similar to the traditions practised on St. Martin’s Day. Both require dressing up and going from door to door on the eve of the holiday to collect gifts, such as food, cloth and wool, in return for suitable songs and blessings.
On Estonian farms, minding the herds and flocks were primarily the responsibility of women and therefore, St. Catherine’s Day involves customs pertaining more to herd keeping than farming. In addition, both men and women may dress up as women. In comparison to the mardisants, who were generally dressed in a masculine and rough manner and often wore animal masks, the kadris wear clean and light-coloured clothing, which is in reference to the coming snow.
As with mardi eve (the evening before St. Martin’s Day), when the village youth chose a mardiisa (father), the main player on kadri eve is kadriema (mother).
Regarding the songs for St. Martin’s Day and St. Catherine’s Day, the main content difference is that the former songs wished the visited families harvest luck and the latter songs luck with the herds and flocks, particularly with the sheep. On St. Catherine’s Day, in order to protect the sheep, shearing and weaving were forbidden and sewing and knitting were also occasionally banned.
St. Catherine’s Day has retained its popularity throughout the centuries, including the half-century of Soviet occupation, during which no direct official obstructions to the celebrations were made, probably due to the apolitical nature of the holiday. Thus, St. Catherine’s Day is still widely celebrated in modern-day Estonia. It is particularly popular among students and the rural population."
Kadripäev is almost the same as Mardipäev. Except everyone dress as women. Unlike Halloween, kids have to earn their candy by singing or dancing, but they can do it twice a year (in November). Kadripäev was on the last weekend.
But now to the new challenge at the Paper Makeup Challenge Blog. This time we want to see a Christmas or Holiday project with digital stamp on it.
I made a suspension card (I think it is called like this, not sure though). I used beautiful Holly Fairy and sentiment from Season Greetings Holiday Set. Holly is colored with Promarkers. I added some stickles to her wings and Flower Soft to her jacket and boots. Jacket is paper pieced.
The image and sentiment is attached with a string, so it turns around in a little window. Pattern papers are made in PhotoShop from damask pattern created by sofi01. I added digital stitching's to it. Edges of papers are distress with Tea Dye Distress Ink and Matting layers are colored with Promarker - Burgundy.
Flourishing Christmas tree die cuts was cat in two and I clued one to the front of the card and other inside. There are also lots of stickles added to them.
Little Holly leafs and berries under the sentiment are from Holly Fairy hair :o) I thought that it looks nice on there.
This is it. Remeber, you have a week to upload your project with digi image to PMS Challenge blog. You can win three digi stamps from PMS (+2 extras if your winning project has a PMS stamp on it). Don't forget to visit my team mates blogs. They have awesome cards to share :o)
Stamps - Paper Makeup Stamps - Holly Fairy and Season Greetings Holiday Set
Papers: White paper from mys stash; red and beige pattern papers made in Photoshop; matting layer colored with Promarker 'Burgundy'
Inks: TH Distress Ink - Tea Dye; Printer
Dies: Spellbinder - Label 4 sm; Memory Box - Flourishing Christmas tree
Embellishments: Viva pearl pen - Ice White; Ranger Stickles - Crystal, Flower Soft - White
I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - November challenge - Traditional Christmas 28.11
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Do die 4 29.11
Polka Doodle - Week 47 - Any die will do 2.12
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 198 - Add some glitter 30.11
Sweet Stamps Blog - November Challenge -
Suspension card 14.12
Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,