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Song and Dance Celebration


31. March 2014

Song and Dance Celebration

The Song Festival is not a matter of fashion; the Song Festival is a matter of the heart. – Lennart Meri

Every five years the Song and Dance Celebration is organised.

This year’s theme is “Touched by Time. The Time to Touch.” 187,800 spectators attended the last Song and Dance Celebration and 35,320 performers took part. The Estonian Song and Dance Celebration is on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. One of the top moments of the Song and Dance Celebration is the procession through the city. Participants dressed in traditional folk costume walk, dance, play, and sing. Tens of thousands of spectators line the streets.

4-6 July, Tallinn

12th Estonian Youth Song & Dance Celebration

12th Estonian Youth Song & Dance Celebration

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KOPLI SONATA. THE RUSSO-BALTIC SHIPYARD

KOPLI SONATA. THE RUSSO-BALTIC SHIPYARD

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17. June 2017

An Animated History of Times Past

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04. March 2017

Otepää, Estonia’s Winter Capital

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04. February 2017

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28. January 2017

An underappreciated city

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21. January 2017

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In an era where milk comes in bottles and meat in packages, it’s important to understand the work that actually […]

14. January 2017

Bart Pushaw: The American Revealing the Estonian Art Explosion

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10. January 2017