Setomaa is known for its language, special folk songs, folk costumes, silver jewellery, handicraft, and unique traditions. The calculation of dates here is also slightly different from the rest of Estonia. When it comes to church holidays, the Seto people follow the so-called Old Style calendar, or Julian calendar, meaning that most of the celebrations are held 13 days later than in the rest of Estonia.
Orthodox Setos are known to have around 60 church holidays, plus other major events. Many holidays are held in parallel with the Estonian calendar, so there is a lot to celebrate! It is true that the Seto people like to rejoice. However, several holidays are very local and these are generally held only in certain places. If you are interested in witnessing some of the celebrations, you are more than welcome to join as a small group, just remember to respect the local customs.