Old Estonians were clever, clever people. They knew that dancing had a powerful and magical influence on the surrounding world. The fact has been kept in mind throughout the centuries and folk dancers in Tartu and Tartu County are especially unstoppable. They gather – in fact more than 500 of them – in the middle of sometimes freezing Estonian winter right on the slippery cobbles of Tartu Town Hall Square where the audience`s world cannot escape the magic either.
Come and see and perhaps even participate (if you so wish!) in some of the most loved Estonian folk dances! A great backdrop to the event is always conveniently provided by Christmas City Tartu – a very special meeting place right on Town Hall Square of Tartu that is always worth the visit.
All this will again be the case on 11 December 2021 at 1 p.m. when dancers from Tartu, Tartu County and abroad perform Estonian folk dances and simple group dances right in the heart of Tartu and also live music is always playing.
Dancers will normally have lifted your spirits up to a point where you don`t wish to depart them, so do follow them to Gunpowder Cellar where the folk dance party continues at 2.30 p.m. and oh joy, now inside this ancient and truly magnificent building.
All this is a must and it conveniently so happens that Tartu will also host annual Christmas fair in the city centre (Küüni Str) on 11 December.