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19.6.2013 | Culture

TOP 5

TOP 5

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.

04 SOOMAA

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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Summer folk

Summer folk

Viru Folk takes place every year at the beginning of August in Käsmu, which is located about 80 km from … Read more

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Summer Event Calendar 2017

Summer Event Calendar 2017

July 30.6.-7.7. World Championships for Racing, Tartu 5-8.7 Õllesummer Music Festival, Tallinn 5.-9.7. Haapsalu Old Music Festival, Haapsalu 5.-9.7. Võru … Read more

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Summer Gig Guide 2017

Summer Gig Guide 2017

There are many reasons to be excited about the schedule of concerts and performances around Estonia this summer. That’s because … Read more

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12th Estonian Youth Song & Dance Celebration

12th Estonian Youth Song & Dance Celebration

Over 30,000 singers sing together as one choir on the stage and almost the same number of spectators listen. 10,000 … Read more

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KOPLI SONATA. THE RUSSO-BALTIC SHIPYARD

KOPLI SONATA. THE RUSSO-BALTIC SHIPYARD

Kopli, perhaps the most intriguing municipal district in Tallinn, appears to be at the threshold of important changes. This year … Read more

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An Animated History of Times Past

An Animated History of Times Past

National Registry of Cultural Monuments – an almost fossilised teacher talking about something incomprehensible from half a million years ago. … Read more

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Otepää, Estonia’s Winter Capital

Otepää, Estonia’s Winter Capital

It’s worth a trip outside of Tallinn to Otepää and its neighbouring village, Pühajärve in the very southeastern corner of … Read more

28.1.2017 | Culture

Estonian Music Awards Capture the Moon and the Stars

Estonian Music Awards Capture the Moon and the Stars

The Estonian Music Awards for 2017 did not present major surprises, but did give some of the cream of the … Read more