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Tartu Hanseatic Days expand to the Pirogov park
Last updated 14. juulil 2010
A new town called Tatru County Town has been added to the Tartu Hanseatic programm this year offering the local parishes an opportunity to introduce themselves and their activities. The guests of Tartu Hanseatic Days have the opportunity to learn more about Tartu county and it’s history for exaple through workshops. Tartu County Town can be found at the Pirogov park (in the corner of Ülikooli st and Lossi st).

In the Tartu County Town different exhibitions and workshops can be found that introduce the locals and visitors the Tartu county. It is possible to make something with your hands or to study the history of Tartu county. In the park of Pirogov nearly 20 workshops will be set up – including Tartumaa Central Folklore Association, Estonian Museum of Agriculture and Tartu Animal Shelter.

Also a stage will be set up in the Tartu County Town where everyone has an opportunity to see folk-dance and hear folk-music preformed by local bands. The head of the Tartu County Town, Karmen Puidak, says that the programm offers action and entertainment for young and for old. „Our wish is that families with childrens will have enjoyable and peaceful time here,“ says Puidak.

Tartu County Town is opened on 17th and 18th of July. The programme on stage will start on both days at 10 am. On Saturday the programme on stage lasts until 9 pm and on Sunday until the Final Ceremony of Tartu Harmonic Hanseatic Days at 5 pm.

The programme and workshops of Tartu County Town can be found at:

Tartu Hanseatic Days are held for the 15th time this year. This year the visitors cantake part of the grandeous Hanseatic Wedding which takes place on Saturday, 17 July at 6 pm.

For the visitors it is also possible to enjoy the brass band music – music will be emphasized this year. Namely, Tartu Hanseatic Days and Mürtsub pill festivals are combined this year so we offer our quests even more spectacular musical event. International brass band festival “Mürtsub pill” (Cheering horn) starts today, 14th of July.

As before, during these days in July, it is possible to visit hanseatic times in the Jaani Town, ancient times in the River Town, contemporary time in Rae Town, Children’s and Future Town and the energetic Hansa market. This year all the Tartu Hanseatic Days’ cities will get an addition – Tartu County City, which is an exhibition about Tartu County’s different aspects and where Tartu County’s different regions introduce important objects, events, associations, musicians, dancers and much more..

Read more about Estonian life cycle and traditional wedding ceremonies on Estonian National Museums home page:

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