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PÜHA MÜRISTUS! Viljandi XXI Folk Festival XX Seto Kingdom Valka in Latvia SOOMAA SAND
01 PÜHA MÜRISTUS!
Is the theme of this year’s Viljandi XXI Folk Festival (25-28 July), meaning “Holy commotion” in English. It introduces different celebration traditions from Estonia, as well as elsewhere in the world. People of all ages will flock to towards Viljandi to enjoy the music and the festive spirit.
02 THE SETO KINGDOM
On the third day of August, you are invited to the XX Seto Kingdom in Luhamaa. During the day the best Seto craftsmen from different trades will be chosen and the next “sootska” or king will be chosen for the upcoming year.
03 PÜHA V
… Or the towns of southern Estonia. Valga’s neighbour is Valka in Latvia, residents of Võru speak their own language, and Viljandi’s history dates back to the 11th century. The centre of the Seto community can be found in Värska.
Soomaa National Park offers hikers and paddlers many challenging routes. Culture enthusiasts can head towards Hüpassaar for a sunrise concert on Midsummer’s Day.
05 SAND DUNES
Sand dunes are dug out from the Ahja River that runs through Taevaskoda near Põlva, but the Härma walls made by the Piusa River near Meremäe are even taller.
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