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Tartu Student Spring Days. Anni Adamson Tartu Raatuse Gymnasium Supervised by Ludmilla Alver 2010. TARTU. the oldest town of Estonia the first historic mention in 1030. TARTU. is the second largest town of Estonia is the centre of Southern Estonia

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Tartu student spring days

Tartu Student Spring Days

Anni Adamson

Tartu Raatuse Gymnasium

Supervised by Ludmilla Alver




  • the oldest town of Estonia

  • the first historic mention in 1030



  • is the second largest town of Estonia

  • is the centre of Southern Estonia

  • The Emajõgi River, which connects the two largest lakes of Estonia, flows through the town

The university of tartu


  • The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustav Adolf II

  • Tartu is the intellectual capital of Estonia

The university of tartu1


  • Tartu is the town of young people and students

  • Roughly 20% of its 100,000 inhabitants are university students

  • Today there are 17,400 students from all over the world

Student life

Student Life

  • There is a legend among students as how difficult it is to leave Tartu.

Student life1

Student life

  • During every semester there are a lot of student events:

    - international food


    - international film


    - sledging;

    - sauna days;

    - bog walking


    - and many more.

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The most popular event is Student Spring Days

This is a tradition

from 1960’s

It is held during one week at the end of April and the beginning of May

Tartu Student Spring Days

Mascot of student days

Mascot of Student Days

  • Villem is a yellow dog and he is active, friendly and playful.

Traditional events

Traditional events

  • Washing the head of a former professor Karl Ernst von Baer’s statue on Toome Hill with champagne on Devils’ Night (April 30)

Rubber boat rally on the river emaj gi

Rubber Boat rally on the river Emajõgi

Day club

Day Club

  • The best place to meet your friends and schoolmates during the festival is the Pirogov Park.

Quiz show

Quiz show

  • The quiz show is called “Mälukas”


  • It is a fun quiz on students’ knowledge before the exams

  • The 3-membered teams challenge the colourful information which is stored in their grey braincells

Nightly song festival

Nightly Song Festival

  • It takes place at Kassitoome Valley.

  • There is no conductor conducting the choir.

  • Organizers put the songs’ lyrics on the studentdays webpage, so everybody can print them out and arrange their own songbooks.

Student fair

Student Fair

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Student Fair

Costume relay race

Costume Relay Race

  • This is a chance to run around the Vabaduse Square in a crazy outfit



  • Karsumm is an event for students who are keen on “flying”

  • Each participant has to build an aircraft and try to fly as far as possible





Tartu the city of good thoughts

Tartu – the city of good thoughts

Thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention!

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