Festival of Killing the Pigs

Killing the Pigs, Festival of

In rural areas of Estonia, the Festival of Killing the Pigs traditionally has been celebrated sometime in September. Each village has a few men who are skilled in time-honored methods of slaughtering animals and preparing the meat. On the day of the festival, the women prepare a meal of pork, vodka, and "blood bread"—flour mixed with the animal's blood that is boiled, and then often fried, before it is eaten. After the meal is over, neighbors get together and spend the evening singing and dancing.
BkFest-1937, p. 106
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