Tallinn Digital Summit 2023: Technology Is to Empower Societies

This year’s summit took place on Tuesday, the 5th of September and brought together representatives of governments, enterprises and civil ...

Mary Germain: Estonian Handicrafts Are Admired and Practiced by Non-Estonians, Too

By Mary Germain I attended the “Celebrating Estonian Folk Craft and Music” event in June 2023, hosted by the Estonian ...

Cleveland Estonians Celebrated the One World Day Festival

Cleveland area Estonians participated in the One World Day Festival on August 27 in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. The Parade ...

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ESTO 2025 “As One – Üheskoos”

ESTO 2025 “As One – Üheskoos”

June 26 – July 2, 2025Stockholm-Narva-Tallinn The 2025 Global Estonian Cultural Festival, ESTO, will be hosted in Stockholm, Tallinn, and Narva from June 26 to July 2, 2025. The ESTO Festival has brought together Estonians from around the world since 1972 to celebrate their shared culture, heritage, and achievements –...

Laas Leivat: Nation State and Cultural Diversity

Laas Leivat, Eesti Elu Estonia is slated to celebrate its cultural diversity throughout 2014. The year will be declared “Kultuurilise Mitmekesisuse aastaks”. One may ask how this is compatible with the widely accepted notion that Estonia is a 'nation-state', which usually denotes territory that is ruled in the name of...

In Memory of Our Father THOMAS VAGA

In Memory of Our Father THOMAS VAGA

Our father was a big man. Maybe not physically, but anyone who knew him knew he was intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally a very big man. The three of us know all too well that most any question we asked always resulted in a broad smile and trip to the bookshelf....

Estonian Business Activities in the U.S.

Estonian Business Activities in the U.S.

This article represents the first in a series of occasional notes to help our diaspora understand the types of companies coming out of Estonia and heading to the United States. Personally, it is an immensely fulfilling opportunity to bring my two native countries together and see both benefit. This first...

Merle Liivand was Named as a Wonder Woman

Merle Liivand was Named as a Wonder Woman

Competitive swimmer and Ocean Ambassador, "The Mermaid," Merle Liivand was honored as a Wonder Woman by the Wonder Woman Initiative during the Miami Swim Week on July 8 weekend. The Wonder Woman Initiative launched during Miami Swim Week in 2018, opening with an inaugural award show in honor of 4...

Estonian TV Girls Choir is Touring in San Francisco

Estonian TV Girls Choir is Touring in San Francisco

The Estonian TV Girls Choir (ETV Tütarlastekoor) started its USA tour in Stanford with two concerts with different programs: Estonian/folk/contemporary at Meyer Green and with a sacred music program at the very beautiful Memorial Church. The choir also performed at the Golden Gate International Choral Festival this week, with concerts...

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