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The master of ceremonies Anti Einpaul says that marrying your dearest is a high point of life that gets even more elating when experienced together with the people close to you. Sharing that moment at a festival with all your town’s residents and guests should make the event even jollier.
“The bride and groom – happy young people having ties with Tartu – will this way always remember that Tartu is a most important place in their life. The townspeople will be reassured that Tartu is a good place for being happy and living a happy life. Each and every one of us is able to try and live in just the same good fortune that the Hanseatic newlyweds Katrin and Priit will show us”, Einpaul tells, adding that the bride and groom welcome all well-wishers to the Town Hall Square to cheer for them, and wish good luck to everybody.
The ceremony of the Hanseatic wedding will be held on the balcony of Raekoja 3 where the Mayor Urmas Kruuse will give his blessing to Katrin and Priit.
Katrin and Priit’s wedding day memory will be lodged with Tartu City Museum – on the stage, its Chief Treasurer will officially seal the couple’s dreams, lucky coins made on site, the day’s Postimees newspaper and a flower from the bridal bouquet. The glorious wedding party on the Town Hall Square will be completed by sharing from the hope chest and throwing the bridal bouquet.
Tartu Hanseatic Days are held for the 16th time this year, and once again, the already well beloved St. John's Town, River Town, Rae Town and Children's Town are open for visitors. The Country Town will reopen in a new setting. This year’s novelties are Science Town on Toome Hill and Iron Town in the area between Tasku, Aura, Ahhaa and Zeppelin centres. The Iron Town is open only on July 23 from 10.00 to 18.00.
Europeade is the biggest European folk art festival, a travelling event that takes place in a different country each year. This year, Estonians have the honour of organising the 48th festival. Europeade is held from July 20 to 24 in Tartu. For five days, song, dance and music take over the City of Taara.
Europeade gives all Estonians an opportunity to get a closer look on European cultures and create friendships with representatives of the participating countries.
Europeade 2011 and Tartu Dancing Hanseatic Days are supported and their organisation assisted by the city of Tartu, Ministry of Culture, Enterprise Estonia, A. Le Coq, Swedbank, Salvest and media partners Postimees, TV3 and Kuku Radio.
|Splendid days of festivities in Tartu This summer’s festival frenzy in Tartu reached its peak starting yesterday, for the already ongoing folk art festival Europeade now mingles with Tartu Dancing Hanseatic Days that add Medieval and Prehistoric atmosphere in the midst of the folk dances and music. The Hanseatic Days also include marrying a young couple – on 23 July at 17.00, a festive Hanseatic wedding will be held at the Town Hall Square.|