Finno-Ugrian Festival Reaches Culmination
This year's Finno-Ugrian Days focus on indigenous people in the Arctic and have a diverse cultural program.
The Finno-Ugrian Days have been marked since 1928 and aim to acquaint the wider public with Finno-Ugric peoples and to strengthen the communication between them.
This time the festival, which started on Monday, focuses more on the Khanty, Nenets and Selkup peoples but includes appearances by folklore ensembles from many other regions.
The Days sport a long list of events, including a "Tribes, Traditions and the Economy" conference on Saturday, a film festival, literature evenings, exhibitions, and numerous concerts all over Estonia.
The eventful program will culminate with the celebration of the Finno-Ugrian Day on Saturday, October 18. In February 2011, Finno-Ugrian Day was declared a day of national importance in Estonia.
The Days will culminate with concerts on October 16 in Tartu, October 17 in Viljandi and October 18 in Tallinn.
The full program of the events can be found on the Fenno-Ugria website. The festival started on October 9 and will end this Sunday.