Seto Kingdom Day

06.08.2022

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Seto Kingdom Day

This is modern-day Setomaa's most important event and the largest gathering of Setos. Since 1994, on the day of the Seto Kingdom, one can hear the Seto hymn, see the Seto army march, spend Seto money, and spend time among the best wine, beer, hansa, sõir, bread, and pie makers, craftsmen, musicians, dancers, and singers. As in every proper kingdom, the Setos have their own king, Peko, the hero of the Seto national epic. According to legend, Peko is sleeping in the caves of the Pskov-Caves Monastery, and therefore can't rule the kingdom himself. Therefore, the Setos choose an ülembsootska in his place who is chosen in the most democratic way: by how many people line up behind him or her. 

XXVIII Seto Kingdom Day will take place on August 7, 2021 in Lobotka

Program:
11.40 Gathering of the Crown Body, masters and leelo choirs by the Lobotka stone, joint walk to the party
12.00 Opening ceremony
12.45 Introduction of the rules regarding different contests
13.00 Degustation of food and drinks

Photography exhibition and evaluation of photos

Contest of musicians

13.00-17.00 Performance of leelo choirs, the musicians will play on the Village Stage
14.00 Contest of leelo singers
14.30 Contest of strongmen
15.00 Women’s and men’s dance contest
15.45 Performances by guests
16.15 Speech of the Chief Herold, as he hands down the wand
16.30 Introduction of the rules for election the Chief Herald, introduction of candidates
17.00 Election of Chief Herald
17.30 Announcement of the new masters of all kinds
18.00 Performances by guests
18.30 Parade of the Seto army
19.30 Party with a band

The Kingdom’s visa costs 10 eur or 9 Seto crowns

Youngsters (older than 12), students and retired people 5 eur or 4 Seto crowns

People wearing Seto national clothes may enter for free

 

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