Interesting facts about Song & Dance Celebration

Here are some great and interesting facts about Estonian Song and Dance Celebrations.

Did you know that:

…Song celebration tradition in capital city Tallinn started in 1896.

…309 children choirs are performing this year in To Breathe as One festival.

…there are free busses for public transportation to and from festival.

…the first Estonian Games, Dance and Gymnastics festival, held in 1934, was precursor of the present Dance Celebration. 1500 folk dancers performed there.

…the greatest Dance Celebration of all times (the 9th) took place in 1970 with over 10000 performers.

…the youngest dancer in 1970 dance festival was 4 years old and the oldest 76!

…in November 2003, UNESCO declared Estonias’s Song and Dance Celebration tradition a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

…In 2004,for the 1st time in history, the dance performace and the official parade were cancelled due to strong rain.


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