Song Festival Grounds

Song Festival Grounds

Visit the Song Festival Grounds where Estonians defied the Soviet Union in 1988 by gathering here to sing their patriotic songs, and where every five years an enormous international festival is held. Estonia’s cultural identity is closely linked to music. The oldest Estonian song type, the runic chant, dates to the first millennium BC. Native traditions were passed down through the generations, preserving the rich oral folklore that survives to this day.

PUBLISHED: July 19, 2013