Estonian Victory Day (Võidupüha) and St John's Day (Jaanipäev)
Estonian Victory Day (Võidupüha) and St John's Day (Jaanipäev) celebration Estonian Cultural Garden June 25, 2023
The Estonian Cultural Garden was dedicated June 19, 1966. Each year, the Estonian community and friends gather to celebrate Estonian Victory Day (Võidupüha) and St John's Day (Jaanipäev).
Estonian Cultural Garden monument
Toomas Tubalkain served as MC.
Pastor Trina Pirn led a prayer in Estonian.
Toomas told about the Estonian experience from the past up through the current day. He spoke of the loss of Aavo Puussaar, Marty Puussaar, and Herisia Lapp this past year.
Honorary Consul to Lithuania Ingrida Bublys and Estonian Garden delegate Erika Puussaar also spoke.
Ingrida Bublys and Toomas Tubalkain
Judith Elias performed several pieces on flute.
Her grand finale was a selection of Estonian folk songs as you can watch in this video.
The group gathered by the monument and sang the Estonian anthem and posed for a group photo.
Watch the video of the ceremony in the Estonian Cultural Garden
Enjoy these other images from Victory Day in the Estonian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.
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