Procession of Estonian Song Celebration 2019 Performers | Laulupeo rongkäik 2019

YouTube overview of the video notes:

One of the highlights of the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration is the procession, which passes through the main streets of Tallinn and reaches the Song Festival Grounds. All performers attend the procession while thousands of spectators cheer the singers and dancers along the 5 km route.

The Song Celebration tradition began with the first Song Celebration organized by Johann Voldemar Jannsen and the “Vanemuine” society in Tartu on 18–20 June 1869. 51 male choirs and brass bands encompassing 845 singers and musicians gathered in Tartu. With a few exceptions, the number of singers has been growing gradually, reaching 30,000 singers in 2014.

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A related earlier post (also featuring video) is entitled:

Here is a recent video that highlights good times featuring Rapla, a community in Estonia that I visited three decades ago

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