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Estonian cultural days to take place in Poland

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On Sunday, 24 February Estonian cultural days dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will begin in Poland.

The opening events of the cultural days will take place in Warsaw at the National Museum of Ethnography. Within the framework of the event an exhibit of traditional Estonian clothing will be opened, the band Väikeste Lõõtspillide Ühing will perform, and the documentary “Disco and Atomic War” and animated children’s film “Lotte and the Moonstone Secret” will be screened.

The exhibit “Traditional Estonian Clothing” was compiled from the collections of the Estonian National Museum and examines how traditions in folk clothing and handicrafts have changed. In recent years traditional clothing and accessories with traditional elements have grown in popularity and are once again used as everyday garments. The exhibit will remain open until 24 March. The coordinator of the exhibit is Tiit Sibul, the curator is Reet Piir, and the graphic designer is Jane Liiv.

Within the framework of the Estonian cultural days Estonian cinema will be shown, Estonian Mother Tongue Day will be celebrated, lectures on Estonian language and culture will take place, and themed workshops will be held for children.

The Estonian cultural days in Poland are being supported by the Estonian Embassy in Warsaw, Estonian National Museum, and the Polish National Museum of Ethnography.

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