Tallinn Song Festival

Ask any Estonian what it means to be Estonian and the first idea that will leap into his or her mind will be the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration. The Estonian song festival is the largest amateur choral events in the world. It is held every 5 years in July in the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds.

These massive folk gatherings, involving thousands of colourfully-dressed performers from all over Estonia and abroad, have helped to define nation’s spirit ever since the days of the first celebration in 1869. During the 20th century, the celebration developed into a regular cultural phenomenon and the next festival will be in 2025.