Topic: Season's Kekri greetings  (Read 384 times)


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« on: November 06, 2022, 03:08:04 PM »
Kekri is an ancient Finnish turn-of-the-year and harvest festival celebrated when the annual agricultural activities were all accomplished.
It carries similarities to celtic Samhain, and the later halloween. Those who follow us on Steam probably noticed our kekri goat boogie man contribution there,
and now it's time to bring out the Season's Kekri greetings here as well.

During the Kekri there was a custom of dressing up as a masked character called kekripukki (kekri goat).
I do follow that tradition so here's my kekri goat character wishing you all good turn-of-the-year and approaching wintertime.


Some of the Kekri goat characters from the past years have made their way into the game as a sage portraits.
Now this photoshoot also consisted of varying shots and poses, so maybe in the near future you might end up discussing with a sage with striking similarity to this fellow.


Take care everyone, despite of the darkness!

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For those who want to take a look deeper into the Kekri customs - and behind the scenes - there's also more verbose post about it all at my BuyMeACoffee page:
https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SamiMaaranen/kekri-harvest-festival
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2022, 01:12:27 AM »
So Kekri means goat.  Am I going to regret it if I ask what pukki means?

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2022, 06:00:54 AM »
So Kekri means goat.  Am I going to regret it if I ask what pukki means?

Pukki translates to ‘billy goat’