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Tallinn celebrates diversity during the Days of National Cultures

Tallinn will host the ninth annual Days of National Cultures, a vibrant celebration highlighting the rich cultures of the city's local ethnic minorities, from September 16th to 24th.

According to Andrei Kante, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn, preserving and passing down the culture and traditions of each ethnic group is important, especially to themselves. "The diversity of cultures not only enriches our city's cultural landscape but also contributes to mutual understanding and harmony in our society. Encounters with different cultures encourage us to foster understanding and mutual respect. You will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding cultures through food, language, music, art, and workshops over the nine-day event,“ Kante noted.

On Saturday, September 16th, an exhibition featuring Moroccan goods and clothing will debut at the Tallinn Botanic Garden. In Tallinn Central Library and its branch libraries, cultural exhibitions featuring various national cultures will be on display, along with an international cultural painting exhibition and a book exhibition centered on national cultures at the Central Library's Department of Literature in Foreign Languages. An Azerbaijani carpet exhibition will be held at Väike-Karja 2 Gallery. These exhibitions will remain open until September 24th.

Additionally, Georgian Heritage Day will take place at Tallinna Rahvaülikool, located at Telliskivi 56 in Pelgulinn, and a Moroccan food preparation demonstration, an introduction to tea ceremonies, and an Arabic calligraphy workshop at Tallinn Botanic Garden. Pirita Library will host an event showcasing Turkish culinary culture, Sääse Library an Italian-themed morning, and excursions titled "Vacationers: Seasonal Summary" will take place in Kadriorg Park. All young enthusiasts are also welcome to participate in language circles and children's mornings at the libraries.

See The Days of National Cultures 2023 program HERE.

Entry is free and without pre-registration, unless specified otherwise.

The Days of National Cultures have been initiated with the aim of bringing together the ethnic minorities of Tallinn and showcasing the diversity and richness of the cultures of various communities living here.