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Greenland: The Legend of the Mother of the Sea – The story of Sedna

NordenBladet – The Mother of the Sea is a colorful and fantastic tale of how Greenland’s animals came to be – and reminds us of our responsibilities. The Mother of the Sea was bothered by the Inuits’ evil deeds at

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Greenland: The Greenlandic kayak or ‘qajaq’

NordenBladet – The kayak was a necessity of the Inuits who from an early age learnt to handle this craft. It is still used for fishing but also used for recreation and for races. THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE

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Greenland: The Greenlandic Tupilak – a carved figure that protects its owner against enemy attack

NordenBladet – The Greenlandic Tupilak is a carved figure that protects its owner against enemy attack, but is now a popular souvenir. A WORLD OF SOULS AND SPIRITS Previously tupilak was made to mysterious and sinister sprits. Today, when the

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Greenland: The Greenlandic national costume 

NordenBladet – The Greenlandic national costume (Traditional Dress) is famous and is a magnificent sight. Beads brought by Europeans became a part of the female outfit. THE INUITS’ ANIMAL SKIN CLOTHES In former times the Inuits only wore clothes made

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Greenland: Visual Art in Greenlandic culture

NordenBladet – Visual art has played an important role in culture and national self-understanding. See the work in the museums in Ilulissat and Nuuk. AARON FROM KANGEQ Visual art in Greenland has, in spite of its relatively short history, made

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Estonia: The Government supports the organisation of Rally Estonia WRC round with 2.5 million euros

NordenBladet — The Government of Estonia decided on today’s (March 25) meeting to allocate 2.5 million euros from the reserves for the organisation of FIA Rally World Championship round taking place in Estonia this year. Via international broadcasting, this major

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Estonia: The following thematic years have been announced in the field of culture

NordenBladet — Minister of Culture Anneli Ott confirmed the thematic years in the field of culture for the next three years. 2022 will be dedicated to libraries, 2023 will be the year of exercise, and 2024 will focus on cultural

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Estonia: An additional million euros will be provided for the development of creative companies

NordenBladet — Creative companies will receive an additional one million euros from the EU Structural Funds to support the implementation of their development plans. The changes related to the use of the additional support have now been enacted in the

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Estonia accedes to the Faro Convention, which values cultural heritage as a resource

NordenBladet — Today, on February 25th, the government approved Estonia’s accession to the Council of Europe Framework Convention. The Faro Convention emphasizes that cultural heritage is a valuable resource for society and an inherent part of sustainable development.  “By acceding

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Estonia: The laureates of the achievement awards for culture and sport were announced

NordenBladet — On February 11th, the government decided that the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Culture will be awarded to Eha Komissarov, Tiit Pääsuke and Enn Säde. The Lifetime Achievement Awards for Sport will be awarded to Õnne Pollisinski and Gunnar

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Estonia: The most outstanding promoters of integration of the year were announced

NordenBladet — Today, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas and Irene Käosaar, Director of the Integration Foundation, announced the list of most outstanding promoters of integration for the year. Recognition and a financial prize were awarded to the non-profit Estonian Union

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Estonia: Saaremaa was enriched by two more cultural monuments

NordenBladet — Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas designated a century-old landing site for fishing boats, and the watermill on Simmu Farm in the village of Möldri as cultural monuments. The landing site is still in use and the mill is

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Estonia: Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) to show films online

NordenBladet – The annual Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) takes place this year in exceptional conditions due to the coronavirus. Viewers will be required to wear a mask to movie screenings, but PÖFF films can also be watched at home

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Estonia: The upcoming Pan-Finno-Ugric Day will highlight the importance of Finno-Ugric cultures in the European cultural space

NordenBladet — On Saturday, October 17th, Pan-Finno-Ugric Day, which is one of the most important yearly cultural events of the Finno-Ugric peoples, will be celebrated. In a message sent to the Ministers of Culture of the kindred nations, Minister of

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Finland: Helsinki Design Week 2020 slated for Sept 3-13

NordenBladet – The Helsinki Design Week 2020 will be held from 3 to 13 September, said the City of Helsinki in a press release. The main exhibition, PechaKucha Night and Children’s Design Weekend will take place at the Olympic Stadium,

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Estonia: Tallinn Music Week (taking place August 27-30) hosts parallel art program

NordenBladet – Tallinn Music Week, taking place August 27-30, is to be accompanied by a diverse art program, organizers say, with many exhibitions being free of charge, including the Tallinn Thursday gallery tour and installations at Port Noblessner. Fotografiska gallery

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