Estonian culture is rich in contrasts and mixes old traditions with novel ideas.
Arvo Pärt most performed composer
Arvo Pärt, known for his unique tintinnabuli style, continues to be the most performed living composer in the world.
Christmas Market best in Europe
Tallinn Christmas Market in the Town Hall Square has been elected a number of times as one of the best Christmas markets in the world.
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We are famous for our music. Estonia has the largest collection of folk songs in the world. Since 1869, our song festivals unite hundreds of choirs and thousands of singers on a single stage. Arvo Pärt continues to be the most-performed living composer, and our music festivals like Tallinn Music Week, the Saaremaa Opera Festival, and Jazzkaar, continue to connect music lovers from all over the world.

Estonia is proud to host one of the top 15 film festivals in the world — the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. In addition, we are known for fine literature, theatre, art, architecture and design.

A-class film festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) is one of the 15 A-class film festivals in the world. It is a unique event combining a feature film festival with the sub-festivals, presenting a comprehensive selection of world cinema in all its diversity.

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Tallinn Music Week

Tallinn Music Week is one of Europe’s leading city festivals. It’s the only festival in the world with a dedicated program for virtually every musical genre. In 2014, The Guardian and The Observer included the festival in their top 5.

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Simple Session

World’s premium annual BMX and skateboarding event Simple Session is known for the biggest names in the business and with participants from 30 countries, it is the most international extreme sports event in the world.

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