In Tallin, the people of Estonia will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the wonderful song celebration, the Estonian Song and Dance Festival and 2019 promises a beautiful, historic moment of Estonian culture and history. Known as one of the largest song and dance celebration, the event is also listed as one of the UNESCO listed treasures. Taking place for the 27th time and dating back to the year 1869, when the first Estonian Song Celebration was held in Tartu with 878 male singers and brass players. Since, the Estonian Song Celebration is a tradition that Estonia has great pride in. The festival will be beginning on July 6th at 1 p.m, with a celebration kick-off following a festive procession, and next will be the song and dance at Freedom Square to the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds.
My Fatherland is My Love
Written by Lydia Koidula, the title of this year’s song is My Fatherland is My Love. The song is about keeping one’s culture and historic traditions, and the admiration and love that Estonia feels for their country. This will be the 27th song and 20th dance celebration.