Estonian Song Festival Comenius ImmediateSurroundings Estonian team
The Estonian Song Festival is one of the largest amateur choral events in the world, a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. It is held every five years in July on the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds.What does it mean?
The tradition of the song festival was born along with Estonian national awakening. The first national song festival was held in Tartu in the summer of 1869. Starting with the sixth festival in 1986, the festival tradition moved to Tallinn.History
Traditions Festival starts with placing the fire to tower, what was litted in Festival borncity Tartu and was transferred out of Estonia by the Estonian Male Choirs to festival time to Tallinn. http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=RtWG1nYpQyE &feature=related
All the choirs and their tutors, orchestras and conductors are moving all together in procession to get to the Song Festival Grounds. http://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=6Uz4Kxgr0 nATraditions
Information Up till now it has been 25 Song Festival since 1869. The last Song and Dance festival in 2009 set an all-time record of the people: there were present approximately 154 000 people in 3 days. The next will be in 2014.