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The Estonian Institute has published a comprehensive list of all festivals, taking place in Estonia in 2015, on their website.

The calendar can be accessed by clicking here. It includes overviews of more than 200 theater, art, music, film, folk, dance and literature festivals and other major events.

The list features big international and well worked-in festivals like Jazzkaar, Viljandi Folk Music Festival, and the Black Nights Film Festival, as well as many new and local initiatives.

Editor: M. Oll

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