Medieval party - Estonian-style

  • 2005-06-29
  • By Ksenia Repson
TALLIN - For four days each year, Tartu does something a little unusual. The city transforms itself back to the Middle Ages. Townspeople dress up in historical clothes, becoming knights and ladies, heralds, performers, musicians and peasants in celebration of Hanseatic Days. During the four days of festivity and revelry, up to 3, 000 foreign guests and nearly 100,000 Estonians will descend upon Tartu to take part. Dancers, street performers, orchestras, jugglers and a myriad of other artisans will provide entertainment. This year, Tartu celebrates its 975th birthday, which makes Hanseat...
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