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Whitsunday At Tammealuse (2015)

Original title: Suvisted Tammealusel

Get To Know Estonian Nature And Traditions

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Documentary Duration 30:00

Whitsunday At Tammealuse

Every year local people and their guests gather at Grove of Tammealuse in Samma Village, Viru County, for Whitsunday festivities to celebrate the beginning of summer. Whitsunday is known in folk memory as an important holiday for country folk and merry spring holiday that has been celebrated in Estonia through the ages to greet the arriving summer. Whitsunday (or Whitsun, Whit) involved many traditional preparatory activities - tidying the home and its surroundings, decorating with birches, going to the sauna. The celebration itself took place at the nearest sacred Grove, where a swing was set up and a bonfire made. ...

Director: Rein Maran

Keywords: changing of seasons | springs | allikavee ammutamine | andide andmine | spirits of ancestors | hiietamm | grove | hõbeda andmine | kalendripühad | kaljakapist joomine | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Gaviafilm
Film Category Documentary, Nature, Antropological
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English, Russian
Duration 30:00


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Producer Rein Maran
Director Rein Maran
Screenwriter Rein Maran
Cinematographer Rein Maran | Tõnu Talpsep | Ants Tammik
Content Editor Margit Maran

First releases

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  • at other places: 2.03.2015, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia

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  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
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  • Tallinnfilm