Seto Culture Week

Every municipality in Setomaa will be hosting cultural events during the week, with people of all ages welcome to take part, from kindergarten children to adults. There will be a range of workshops, competitions, quizzes and dance clubs, as well as celebrations all related to Seto Culture. You will most definitely hear also Seto folk songs. Seto leelo is a traditional way of singing that takes you back centuries, to somewhere ancient and rural.  Setos themselves consider singing natural and everyday tradition, a way to express thoughts and emotions, to collect memories and pass them on to the future generations. The most famous local singers throughout the history were able to recall up to 20,000 rhymes, earning the title “Seto Mother of Songs.”