A small country where work, peace and play are all linked
Life in Estonia is peaceful. At first, the people here may seem cold, but they are actually just shy. If you tell the locals about your troubles, they will rush to help, especially in smaller places. In the winter, people like to spend time on ski trails, on hiking trails, in spas, or in their home saunas. The neighboring countries’ hints of “hot Estonians” becomes true in the summer when everyone start actively enjoying warm weather, fresh berries, grilling, sandy beaches, swimming and short nights. During summertime the darkness of the night can last up only to 3-5 hours, the sun can rise already at 4 AM.
When the pandemic hit, the 2-meter distance rule that was in effect for a couple of years. After the distance rule was taken away, Estonians joked, “Now we can talk from a distance of 5 meters again!” However, this distance is always forgotten at the nationwide song and dance festival, which attracts 40,000 creative enthusiasts in choirs, orchestras, and dance groups every five years. The Tallinn Song Festival Grounds can accommodate 18,000 singers at once, and the audience can be up to 200,000 people. It is no wonder that Estonia, with a population of 1.3 million, won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2001.