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Schedule of events for the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2021

JANUARY

On January 18, the felling of a dugout boat tree at the foot of Kõrvemäe in Mulgimaa. During the Finno-Ugric year, this tree will be used to make a dugout boat in honor of the kindred peoples under the leadership of Andres Rõigas.

FEBRUARY

On February 13 at 1 pm, the opening event of the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2021 in front of the Abja Culture House.

MARCH

March 25 Mulgimaa Children’s 25th Folklore Day at Paistu School with kindred peoples under the leadership of Alli Laande.

APRIL

Month of Mulgi and Finno-Ugric handicraft events, conducting handicraft workshops in different parishes in cooperation with Viljandi Culture Academy.

MAY

May 14-15, the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture participates in the Tourest fair.

May 22, the fire of the Mulgi party will move in Mulgimaa, together with the representatives of Mulks and kindred peoples, it will be taken to every parish and lit on the highest peak of Mulgimaa on Härjassaare hill.

May 28, heritage tourism seminar.

May 29 VI Mulgi party “Mia and sia ütenkuun” in Karksi manor park and a folk party with kindred peoples. Fair, children’s area, workshops, etc.

JUNE

June 5-6 Participation in the Viljandi Hanseatic Days.

June 6, Fair at Estonian-Latvian border crossing point in Mõisaküla.

June 13-16 FUFF – Finno-Ugric Film Festival in Sänna Culture Manor

June 16-18 Participation in the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples.

June 19 Mulgimaa family game with Finno-Ugric peoples in Halliste.

June 26 Mulgimaa family game with Finno-Ugric peoples in Tarvastu.

JULY

Getting acquainted with the former lands of Livonians

July 15-18 Abja-Paluoja summer days with Finno-Ugric peoples.

July 17 Celebration of the 135th birthday of Hella Wuolijoki in Ala.

June 17 Mulgimaa family game with Finno-Ugric peoples in Helme.

July 22-25 Tõrva Fire Days.

July 24 Mulgimaa family game with Finno-Ugric peoples in Karksi.

AUGUST

August 7 Mulgimaa family game with Finno-Ugric peoples Paistu.

August 14 Mulgimaa Accordion Festival.

August 20-21, Urissaare country music festival.

August 28 Finno-Ugric people’s food street and handicraft fair in Abja-Paluoja.

SEPTEMBER

The traditional music of Finno-Ugric peoples is introduced by the Estonian Traditional Music Center in Mulgimaa educational institutions.

September 3-4 Honey Festival and the fair of products of small producers of Mulks and Finno-Ugric peoples in Karksi-Nuia.

Pizzafest. (This year, the Hungarian sister municipality Iszkaszentgyörgy will participate with its folk dancers and national cuisine.) In the park of Suure - Kõpu manor on September 14.

September 18-19 Etnolaat in Tallinn.

OCTOBER

The traditional music of Finno-Ugric peoples is introduced by the Estonian Traditional Music Center in Mulgimaa educational institutions.

October 11-16 Week of Tribal Days events in the five parishes of Mulgimaa.

October 12 Day of the Mulgi flag and the flag of the Finno-Ugric peoples, tours in Mulgimaa for guests.

October 16, the closing event of the Mulgi and Kindred Peoples’ Week in Paistu community center. 

NOVEMBER

November 26 Mulgi porridge day and Finno-Ugric peoples’ food day, workshops.

November 27 Conference of Mulgi and Finno-Ugric peoples and festive concert at Abja Culture House.

X Tõrva Loits

Will be held 22. July 2017 in Tõrva

The biggest open-air and water-fire music spectacle!

The traditions of arranging great music events in the summertown of Tõrva go back to 1988 when on the town square the concert version of Gershwin’s Borgy and Bess was performed, conducted by Eri Klas and seen by more than six thousand spectators. At that time it was planned to continue with similar conecerts annually but the economic recession in Estonia in the nineties caused a pause.

The new beginning for annual summer concerts was made in 2008. This was the first concert performance with the titleTõrva Loits with a plan to improve the image of Tõrva and bring Estonian culture to the locality. Today Tõrva Loits is one of the biggest and most spectacular summer events in Estonia.

 

V Mulgi Feast

Will be held 26.05.2018 in Halliste parish at Abja-Paluoja!

Estonia’s handicraft items are presented and sold at the fair. Visitors can eat Estonian traditional food and listen to various folk music groups.