Author Liivika Koren

Liivika Koren is president of Estonian Cultural Society of Chicago. She is a dedicated dynamic professional with extensive experience in managing social and cultural events.

Lecture series of Estonian Folk Costumes

Lecture series of Estonian Folk Costumes history and craftsmanship is planned to start on Spring-Summer 2021 in partnership with NGO Rahvarõivas. On March 13, we held an online introductory event where we reviewed course curriculum and provided answers to participants… Continue Reading →

Niagara Falls to be lit blue, black and white for Estonian Independence Day

The Estonian Central Council in Canada has organized the lighting of Niagara Falls (one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world) in blue, black and white to commemorate the 103 anniversary of Estonian independence. The lighting will occur… Continue Reading →

The 103rd Anniversary of Estonian Independence Celebration with skiing and tubing at Wilmot Mountain

Come celebrate the 103rd anniversary of Estonian Independence with skiing and tubing on February 24, 2021 at Wilmot Mountain. Group reservations are not offered this year, so book your own tickets as soon as possible! Skiers will meet around 1pm… Continue Reading →

Tallinn Boy’s Choir is touring in USA

We are happy to announce that Tallinn Boy’s Choir will be visiting Chicago as part of their USA Tour 2020. On January 2nd, 2020, come and start your new year with an heartwarming concert by Tallinn Boy’s Choir at the… Continue Reading →

Margus Hunt’s Colts win again

A very successful weekend for Estonian sport, the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts came from behind to win in the closing minutes of a closely-fought game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The Colts feature Estonian Margus Hunt on their roster, who… Continue Reading →

Christmas Party with Live Music 12/7/19

On December 7th 2019, Estonian Cultural Society of Chicago is celebrating its Christmas in the beautiful Long Grove area. Invited are performers from Estonia, food, Santa will be stopping by, games, prizes and much more to get this magical 2019… Continue Reading →

Ott Tänak becomes the first Estonian WRC champion

Rally driver Ott Tänak, driving for Toyota, has become the first Estonian to win the World Rally Championship, after successfully completing the Rally de Catalunya in Spain. Having won Rally Sweden, Rally Chile, Rally de Portugal, Rally Finland, ADAC Rallye… Continue Reading →

Summer Solstice “Jaanituli” 2019

Summer Solstice “Jaanipäev” is one of the the most important days in the Estonian calendar, apart from Christmas. The short summer seasons with long days and brief nights hold special significance for the people of Estonia. In Estonia, Jaanipäev is… Continue Reading →

Day of Restoration of Independence Celebration

Come and join Estonia’s Restoration of Independence with local Estonians and their friends on August 19th 2018 at Willow Point Park in Wildwood, IL.

Estonian Proverb #2

The morning is wiser than the evening – hommik on õhtust targem.

The morning is wiser than the evening – hommik on õhtust targem.

Estonian Proverb #1

Steady row, far you´ll go – tasa sõuad, kaugele jõuad.

Steady row, far you´ll go – tasa sõuad, kaugele jõuad.

Elina Nechayeva – La Forza – Estonia – Eurovision 2018

Elina Nechayeva will represent Estonia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with the song La Forza.

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