N°00981
Element Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing tradition (Estonia)
Inscribed in 2009 (4.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Title as submitted EN: In the Seto community the 2008 Andres Ots Russian Orthodox Church calendar has traditionally regulated the alternation of silent periods and periods filled with singing. Several church holidays concur with particular village feasts, kirmask. On the Day of Dormition of Virgin Mary, the Seto have always visited the town of Pechory (Petseri in Seto), to participate in the religious procession around the Pechory Monastery, followed later by a merry feast of kirmask. (Petseri, 2008)