Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The next Estonian Song & Dance Festival has been named 'Minu arm'

2019 will see two major jubilees take place in Estonia. The Estonian Song Festival will celebrate its 150th birthday and the Dance Celebration will take place for the twentieth time. The name given to the 2019 celebration, 'Minu arm' (my love), was released today and refers to the love of the Estonian homeland. The event will take place from 4th -7th July 2019. 

The first Estonian Song Festival took place in 1869 during the nascent Estonian national awakening. The Song Festival was also a great musical event which created the Song Celebration tradition. The first Song Festival was organised by Johann Voldemar Jannsen and ran from 18-20 June 1869. 51 male choirs and brass bands gathered for the first Song Festival in Tartu. Today it is a rich tradition that takes place every five years.

Registration to participate in the coming event is now open.

For more information, please refer to the official Estonian Song Festival website: http://2019.laulupidu.ee/en/