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Three festivals turned Tartu into a capital of culture

  In August 6-11, university town of Estonia, Tartu, hosted three festivals at once, turning the city into a real capital of culture. Tartu Love Film Festival tARTuFF, Tallinn Music Week and literature festival Prima Vista joined hands to hold a huge city festival. Tartu Love Film Festival tARTuff, organized by the International Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, was held already for the seventh time. For six days a big screen was set up in Town Hall Square, giving people

A little adventure in summer

About a year ago I wrote an article about building a kayak. A year has gone by and I have finished my second kayak so it is better to travel in company. I would like to talk about a two-day-trip that I took with my 3 friends to Koiva(Gauja) river which runs between Estonia and Latvia. We took 2 of my own built kayaks and one old but still honored canoe called Taimen. We actually started our trip on the

Estonia-the country where people sing

The Estonian Song festival is a tradition which Estonians have managed to maintain through decades. It it a very big festival where hundreds of choirs come together and sing national songs. It is also said that it’s one of the biggest choral events in the world. People come together in every five years in mid-summer on the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. The first song festival took place in 1869 in Tartu. In the first three festivals only men choirs and

What is your relation to national sports?

People from different parts of the world think different things about their national sports. I asked young people from different countries of Europe about their relations to the national sports and how they feel about it. Maria from Bulgaria – Our national and the most popular sport is certainly football. The national team does not participate in 2012  UEFA European Football Championship, but  people in Bulgaria love football and hope that the Bulgarian team will be a part of the

Sauna marathon in Estonia

On 12th of February something  extraordinary happened in this Nordic country – people competed in going to sauna. All participants had to visit a total of 18 saunas, swim in ice-cold water and do it as fast as possible. Before the start each team was handed a map with points they had to visit. The fastest team managed to complete the race in three hours, but there were also lads whose time passed the 10-hour mark. This year the sauna

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