The Tree Crosses of Kalliküla

In southern Estonia, there is a funeral custom that entails cutting a cross into the bark of a tree to commemorate the lost of loved ones, and keep their soul from coming back to haunt them. The way the rite usually plays out is that, on the way to the cemetery, the funeral procession stops at a certain tree, and usually a male descendant cuts the cross into the bark.

Valga Museum

The photos displayed here show you the history (nature, time, and culture) of the city and county of Valga from ancient times to the present. The museum is also livened up by models, music, and wax figures. Valga Museum also organises educational programmes, museum lessons, and creative workshops.