Laulupidu!

This means ‘song festival’ in Estonian, but actually these pictures, courtesy of Him Indoors, are of the procession, the song and dance festivals.

The old town of Tallinn

The old town of Tallinn

The beginning of the procession, with the festival flame

The beginning of the procession, with the festival flame

Note the somersaulting teddy bear...

Note the somersaulting teddy bear…

The duck, symbol of the island of Saaremaa

The duck, symbol of the island of Saaremaa

After five hours, the procession is almost over...

After five hours, the procession is almost over…

The song festival: lighting the torch

The song festival: lighting the torch

Aud 2

The song festival: the audience

The song festival: the choir

The song festival: the choir

The dance festival: women's dance

The dance festival: women’s dance

The dance festival: men and boys

The dance festival: men and boys

Still dancing, two hours later...

Still dancing, two hours later…

The dancers take a bow

The dancers take a bow

 

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