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Joint Midsummer Celebration of the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Communities to Be Celebrated in Marly-le-Rois, France

25.06.2013

No 210-E

On Saturday, 22 June, Midsummer will be celebrated in the Parc du Chenil in the French town of Marly-le-Rois, located close to Versailles.

Marly-le-Roi has dedicated the year 2013 to introducing the Baltic states, and within the framework of the series of events a Midsummer evening will be held, during which
Midsummer traditions will be introduced, workshops will be conducted (creating flower wreaths; song and game workshops for kids and adults), traditional foods will be served, and a Midsummer bonfire will be built. The embassies will be on hand to share information and guests can participate in a drawing to win Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian prizes.

The group Ska Faktor will give a concert at the event. In addition to the Midsummer event, Ska Faktor will also perform at the biggest open-air event in France – the Fete de la Musique taking place in Paris on 21 June. 
The Baltic Year in Marly-le-Rois is being organised by the city government in co-operation with the embassies of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The event is being supported by the Estonian Foreign Ministry, the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the France-Estonie Association, Nordic Hotel Forum, and Meriton Hotels.

Additional information:
Sigrid Kristenprun
Estonian Embassy in France
Tel: (33) 1 56 62 22 04
skristenprun@mfa.ee
www.est-emb.fr

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+372 637 7654
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