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Ants Johanson, project manager of Europeade and Tartu Hanseatic Days, says that all Tartu people and guests are expected to enjoy the festivals essence. “We invite everyone to put on national costumes and take part in different events,” says Johanson. Johanson also says that there is no reason to be afraid of the weather: “If it’s raining then take a raincoat and umbrella with you and enjoy the festival.”
Welcome Evening for guests takes place today. Everyone is invited to the Town Hall Square at 8 pm to enjoy the start of the Europeade.
Tartu’s squares, parks and song festival arena are awaiting five days of song, dance and music with representatives of the European people presenting their cultures and traditions in this summertime student town. The festive Opening Ceremony of the 48th Europeade takes place on 21 July at 7 pm at festival arena. The festival ends on July 24 at 7 pm at festival arena, where the Closing Ceremony of 48th Europeade takes place, preceded by a parade of all participants through the city.
Europeade 2011 will reach various other Estonian places in addition to Tartu, as participating groups go on Pisieuropeades (mini Europeades) in counties across the whole country. More than 50 sites altogether will be visited, Muhu Island being the farthest.
Europeade 2011 and Tartu Dancing Hanseatic Days will take place on July 20 to 24 when folk dancers, singers and musicians from all over Europe come to Tartu. Tartu’s squares, parks and song festival arena are awaiting five days of song, dance and music with over four thousand representatives of the European people presenting their cultures and traditions in this summertime student town.
Europeade 2011 and Tartu Dancing Hanseatic Days are supported and their organisation assisted by the city of Tartu, Estonian Ministry of Culture, A. Le Coq, Swedbank, Salvest and media partners Postimees, TV3 and Kuku Radio.
|48th Europeade starts today in Tartu The European biggest festival of folk arts starts today in Tartu, Estonia. There are nearly 3000 participants attending the festival. During these four days 138 groups from different countries will present their cultures and traditions through music and dances.|