The fire of “To Breathe As One” was born in Pärnu


At sunset of Saturday, 27 June the fire of this summer’s song and dance festival “To Breathe As One” started its 320-sea mile long voyage towards Tallinn on yacht Ruhnu Karu and should reach there by the eve of the festival on 2 July.

The newly lit song and dance celebration “To Breathe As One” fire by the downtown bridge of Pärnu. Photo: Olev Mihkelmaa

The newly lit song and dance celebration “To Breathe As One” fire by the downtown bridge of Pärnu. Photo: Olev Mihkelmaa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dance festival fire brought from Kihnu to Pärnu on fishing boats yesterday and the song festival fire brought from Tartu to Pärnu by historical inland waterways joined on the Pärnu river through the one-hour ceremony. Thereafter the fire was brought to the land where a human chain of nearly 400 folk dancers brought it hand-to-hand to the Yacht Club of Pärnu where it was welcomed by the mayor of Pärnu, County Governor of Pärnu and representative of the Estonian Folk Dance and Folk Music Society.

At sunset at 22.30 the fire started its journey on yacht Ruhnu Karu together with the Estonian Male Choirs Association towards Kuressaare where they will arrive on Sunday evening around 20.00. “The fire of the song and dance festival will stop each night in a port where a concert is organised by a society or association. At sunset the festival fire will start its journey again onboard Ruhnu Karu,” said the project manager of the fire journey or Fire Coming of the party Mart Tõnismäe.

  • On Sunday, 28 June at 20.00 the fire will land in Kuressaare at Raiekivi säär and a concert of the Estonian Male Choirs Association will be held in the yard of the Kuressaare fortress.
  • On Monday, 29 June at 20.00 the fire will land at the Veskiviik port of Haapsalu where a concert of the Estonian Brass Band Music Association will be held.
  • On Tuesday, 30 June at 20.00 the fire will land at Kärdla port and a concert of the Estonian Female Choir Association will be held at the beach by the Rannapaargu restaurant.
  • On Wednesday, 1 July at 20.00 the fire will land at the Lohusalu port where the concert of Estonian Mixed Choirs association will be held.
  • On Thursday, 2 July at 22.40 the fire will land at the Admiraliteedi bassein of Tallinn by which a concert will be held by the initiative of the Estonian Choral Association and Estonian Folk Dance and Folk Music Association.
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1 Response to “The fire of “To Breathe As One” was born in Pärnu”


  1. 1 musicsite July 26, 2009 at 4:16 AM

    Как глупо все и несерьезно
    Позволь позабыть обо всем
    Небо роняет звезды как слезы


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