View the map of the places and times of the journey of the Song and Dance Celebration flame
Relay of the flame of the XXVII Song and XX Dance Celebration starts from Tartu on June 1 and reaches the Kalev stadium in the evening of July 4 after the journey of 4,200 kilometers. A map with approximately 500 significant places of the stops of the flame has been prepared about the 33 days long journey all over Estonia.
“We invite all communities, organisations and groups of friends to notice and tidy the culturally important places of their neighbourhood when preparing for the jubilee celebrations! Prompted by the wish that everyone could take part in the Song and Dance Celebration of the jubilee year, we invite people to come out and participate in the day of civil actions Let’s Do It on May 4. The recently completed map of the journey of the flame gives a good opportunity for exciting discoveries and ideas to worthily prepare the journey of the flame of the jubilee celebration,“ said the Communications Manager of the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration, Sten Weidebaum.
Organisers of the XXVII Song and XX Dance Celebration “My Fatherland is My Love” will light the flame of the jubilee celebrations in the park of the Estonian National Museum in Tartu on June 1. Then the flame will be in the hands of the counties, moving across Estonia during the next 33 days. The flame starts its journey from Saaremaa and reaches the Kalev stadium in Tallinn in the evening of the July 4 where the first performance of the XX Dance Celebration starts at 19:00.
“It sounds incredible, but during the 33 days, the flame passes altogether 4,200 kilometers in Estonia which is actually as long as the way between Tallinn and Lisbon,” continued Weidebaum. Everyone will have an opportunity to get involved personally by carrying the flame towards Tallinn or participating in the Let’s Do It day.
The Relay of the Flame of the XXVII Song and XX Dance Celebration is an overture to the jubilee celebration by carrying the value and power of the song and dance celebrations to every corner in Estonia. The tradition of the relay of the flame will be 50 this year. The first nationwide relay of flame took place in 1969 in connection with the centennial of the song celebration. The Relay of the Flame is organised by the Foundation Estonian Song and Dance Celebration in cooperation with all Estonian counties.
Please examine the map of the flame’s journey and the cultural places at: https://2023.laulupidu.ee/tuletulemine-2019/