It was a tradition started by Baltic German merchants who decorated the first tree with fruits and small toys. The tradition soon became popular in Germany then spread throughout the world after Queen Victoria in England had a Christmas tree placed in her palace (at Albert's request).
4. Santa Claus is called 'Jõuluvana'. This word literally means Christmas old.
5. Estonia has one of the largest collections of folk songs in the world. Over 133,000 songs on record.
6. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Estonia was -43.5C on 17 January 1940 in Jõgeva.