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Fun facts about the Song and Dance Celebration

 

  • 1020 choirs participating in the Song Celebration, which include over 35 000 singers
  • 713 dance groups dancing in the Dance Celebration(15 foreign Estoniangroups), whichinclude 11 500 dancers. This is the largest Dance Celebration of all times.
  • The Folk Music Celebration is happening for the third time, and there are 74 participating groups with 800 people
  • Song Celebration youngest participant: Emma Kannik (5) / Musamari Koorikool (Tallinn)
  • Song Celebration oldest participant: Aino (90) / New York Estonian Choir (USA)
  • Dance Celebration youngest participant: Isabela (5) / Estonian Folks Pererühm (England)
  • Dance Celebration oldest participant: Ants (74) / Pärnumaa
  • Song Celebration average male age: 27
  • Song Celebration average female age: 25,5
  • Song Celebration most common male name: Martin
  • Song Celebration most common female name: Laura
  • Dance Celebration average male age: 26
  • Dance Celebration average female age: 31
  • Dance Celebration most common male name: Martin
  • Dance Celebration most common female name: Katrin
  • 28 952 women participating in the Song and Dance Celebration
  • Song Celebration smallest choir: Kauksi Primary School choir (12 singers)
  • Song Celebration largest choir: The European Estonian’s Choir (123 singers)
  • 25 Estonian choirs from abroad
  • 17 foreign choirs participating in the Song Celebration
  • 7 Estonian mixed groups, 6 Estonian female groups and 2 Estonian family groups from abroad participating in the Dance Celebration
  • Participants are accommodated in 45 Tallinn’s and Harjumaa’s schools: 18 schools for dancers, 27 schools for singers. On average 450 participants are staying in one school.
  • On the 6th of July, 47 000 participants are having lunch at the Song Festival Grounds – the largest number of all times. A total of 180 000 meals will be served from biodegradable dishes and cutlery during the rehearsals and performances.