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Nordic Week introduced celebrations and traditions

20.12.2019  16:09
In Ida-Virumaa on 11-17 November 2019 the Nordic Week introduced the festivities and traditions that lift the mood and warm the hearts of the Nordic people.
The event, taking place for the fifth time, included film, sauna and cooking evenings, as well as exhibitions and thematic meetings.

The Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic embassies continued their annual tradition and brought the values and culture of the Nordics closer to the people of Ida-Virumaa. "The theme for the Nordic Week is "Nordic Celebration". During the week, we will tell Nordic stories, introduce celebrations and related traditions. If you want to know what a real Nordic party is, what the different Christmas traditions are, how the Norwegian food tastes, you should definitely take part in Nordic Week," said Jevgeni Timoštšuk, Project Manager of the Nordic Week when introducing the event.

Also this year several Nordic films were shown, a car sauna was heated on the banks of the Narva River, and food was served on a cooking evening. In the library, the little ones could listen to excerpts from the book "Pipi Longstocking" and join workshops, and the grownups could get to know Karen Blixen’s works and watch the film "Babette's Feast". At a discussion evening the Nordic ambassadors introduced the celebrations and party traditions of their countries.

All the events of the Nordic Week can be found on the website of the Nordic Council of Ministers office in Estonia here and on Nordic Week Facebook page.

Nordic Week was organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia in cooperation with partners: Nordic Embassies in Estonia, Finnish Institute, University of Tartu Narva College, Narva Apollo Cinema Astri, Narva Central Library, Citrus Project, Estonian Language House in Narva, Vaba Lava Narva and café Muna.