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Finno-Ugrian Days, which have been marked since 1928, have developed into one of the most important series of events that acquaints the wider public with Finno-Ugric peoples and strengthens the ties between them.
According to a decision made by the 4th; Finno-Ugric Cultural Congress in Helsinki in 1931, the Finno-Ugrian Days are held annually on the third weekend of October in Estonia, Finland, and Hungary. Over the last few years, Finno-Ugric events have also been organised at this time in Russia’s Finno-Ugric regions.
In February 2011, the Estonian parliament Riigikogu approved a bill, according to which Finno-Ugrian Day is a national day, to be marked on the third Saturday of October. The Estonian flag is to be flown on that day.
In Estonia, one can attend Finno-Ugric concerts, films literary events as part of the Finno-Ugrian Days organized by NPO Fenno-Ugria. Finno-Ugrian days are attended by musicians, writers, artists, and other guests from Russia’s Finno-Ugric areas, as well as from Finland and Hungary.
The central events of Finno-Ugrian Days are traditionally held in Tallinn and Tartu, but Finno-Ugric performers travel all across Estonia during this October week, visiting schools and local cultural centres.
A cultural evening of Northern Peoples during Finno-Ugrian Days in 2014