Estonian Ministry of Culture Supports Initiative “Soomaa Dugout Canoe Tradition to UNESCO!”

On November 14, Estonian Ministry of Culture expressed support for the proposal by the Estonian Dugout Canoe Society (MTÜ Eesti Haabjaselts) and URALIC Centre for Indigenous Peoples (MTÜ Põlisrahvaste arengu keskus) to nominate the dugout building tradition of Soomaa region into the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.  As a next Read More …

Soomaa Dugout Canoe to UNESCO!

Estonian Dugout Canoe Society NGO (MTÜ Eesti Haabjaselts) and URALIC Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Development (MTÜ Põlisrahvaste Arengu Keskus) submitted on October 10 a letter to Mr. Indrek Saar, Estonia’s Minister of Culture, with a request to support the nomination of Soomaa dugout canoe building tradition into the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Read More …

Haabjas

Haabjapäevad Soomaal. KAVA: Reedel 17. augustil kl 12-16 seminar Soomaa keskuses Kõrtsi-Tõramaal. Kell 20-24 haabjateemaliste filmide vaatamine Riisa Rantšos Laupäeval 18. augustil kl 12-16 haabjasõit Meiekoselt Jaagussaarde ja tagasi. Riisa küla taludes on avatud kodukohvikud. Soomaa rahvuspark 25. Please follow and like us:

Dugout Canoes attend Maritime Festivals

Traditional dugout canoes of Soomaa (called “haabjas” in estonian) are attending couple of maritime festivals in July. On the second weekend “Sea Fest” will take place on Kihnu island. Week later Tallinna Maritime Days are celebrated in the Capital of Estonia. Come and meet us, and try how it is to paddle a dugout canoe! Read More …