ERR readers have been sharing all kinds of photos from the XXVII Song and XX Dance Festival "My Fatherland is My Love" ("Minu Arm") in Estonian, from preparations, breaks and behind-the-scenes shots to performances themselves. A number of singers and dancers, however, have ended up celebrating the double-jubilee festival at Pelgulinn Maternity Hospital instead.
"Several months of rehearsing songs and attending rehearsals and this year's #minuarm ('My love') is at Pelgulinn Maternity Hospital instead," Jaarika wrote, sharing a photo of her newborn baby. "Dad will have to sing on everyone's behalf this time."
It's possible that the newborn will already be singing themselves at the next Song Festival in five years' time.
Folk dancer Ervin Vago also shared a photo of his first time meeting his newborn daughter, between Friday's two performances of the XX Dance Festival.
Estonia celebrating double jubilee
The XXVII Song and XX Dance Festival "My Fatherland is My Love" ("Minu Arm" in Estonian) began on Thursday, July 4 and will run through Sunday, July 7.
Click here for information regarding the schedule, tickets and more.
Don't have tickets or can't make it to Tallinn, or even Estonia? Click here for more information regarding ERR broadcasts of several performances of the Song and Dance Festival.
Editor: Aili Vahtla