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The Estonian Drama Theatre

The building of Estonian Drama Theatre is the oldest theatre in Estonia (1910) that has been preserved in its original form. The Nordic Art Nouveau building was designed by architects Nikolai Vassilyev and Aleksei Bubyr from St. Petersburg, whose work was awarded the...

Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm!

"Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm" ('My Fatherland, My Happiness and Joy'; [mu ˈisɑ.mɑː, mu ˈɤnʲˈ jɑ ˈrɤːm]) is the national anthem of Estonia. It was adopted as the national anthem in 1920. The lyrics were written by Johann Voldemar Jannsen and are set to a melody composed...

Folk dance at school

In France the danced folklore disappears. Some local groups maintain the tradition. We received a Norman folk group at school last December. They presented their dances to us, then all the children danced with them.