The Estonian community of Brisbane will participate in the local Scandinavian Festival on 14 September. Bringing together the local clubs of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Iceland, the Scandinavian festival brings many cultural and entertaining offerings to celebrate everything Nordic.
A range of Estonian food and drink will be available, organised by the Brisbane Estonian Society and the Estralian Trading Company.
Additionally, there will be well-stocked Scandinavian stalls, so that visitors can rummage through, taste and purchase some of the best Nordic food, gifts and decorations at the market.
The Brisbane Estonian community is very active – although small in number, it is a vibrant group. Estonian national holidays and events are always celebrated, such as the Independence Day and Jaanipäev.
The Brisbane Estonian “mothers’ group”, where children can learn Estonian while their mothers have a great support system, operates twice every week.
The Estonian Club meets every month to cook authentic food and uphold the past traditions. Every Sunday, the more musical Estonians also gather to sing in a choir.
The Club aims to advance Estonian culture in Brisbane and welcomes anyone who is interested in Estonian culture.
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