TARTU CITY DAY 2017
TARTU CiTY DAY – TRACING TARTU
Much fun and many activities take place on every 29 June in Tartu. It so happens that sometimes Tartu City Day needs the night before and the day after to house all the awesomeness.
Tartu is traced and found that day by way of meaningful journeys in the city, well-orchestrated concerts and performances, quiz shows, other carefully composed (sometimes human) formats and fun tournaments. Tartu is met that day in the more unused corners of the town and in the old and new traditions of City Day.
On 29 June traces of Tartu are being brought to you by musicians, experts, storytellers, locals and guests alike, as well as by otherwise closed doors that open up that day to welcome you in. The city`s museums, cafés, libraries and churches happily take some of the responsibility of organising the fun and educational activities of the day.
Since 2003 Tartu has celebrated its City Day on 29 June, which in the traditional folk calendar is called the Day of Peter (and Paul), in reference to the Christian apostles who are deemed protectors of the city. In the Middle Ages they were the patron saints of Tartu and their key and sword are depicted on the city’s coat of arms.
In a fashion similar to many other European cities, Tartu provides a cultural and entertainment programme on City Day.