The main purpose of the Käsmu Days, held for the fourth time in July this year, is to gather relatives from around the world and from Estonia, with their roots in Käsmu, to experience two unforgettable days.
But there are also events scheduled for the 13th and 14th of July in Käsmu.
The preliminary program currently includes:
Saturday 13th July
- 12:00. Formal opening of the Käsmu Days in the church of Käsmu.
- 13:30. Common soup lunch with musical entertainment by “Vihasoo Vinged Vanapoisid”.
- 15:00-18:00. Historical flashbacks in the People’s House of Käsmu.
Presentations of the maritime history of Käsmu. A new issue of “News from Käsmu Maritime Museum”, straight from the press.
Articles by Eerik Kaarend: The captains of Käsmu; The steamers of Käsmu ship owner association; The sailships of Käsmu.
Articles by Jüri Vendla: Käsmu Maritime School; How Käsmu shipping was destroyed; Saving of the Estonian ships; Ships in British possession and in Canada; The story of Elna and Elna II; The Signe story; Ships in Irish ports; Ships in American ports; The letter from Jüri Silberbergs to Rudolf Paalberg.
Presentations of the People’s House of Käsmu and the Village Community of Käsmu by Virge Ong and Tiina Laulik.
- 20.00. The concert “Vihmade taga” (“Beyond the rain”) next to the Käsmu Maritime Museum, with Jassi Zahharov Margus Kappel, Jaanus Nõgisto and Maria Listra.
- 21:00. Marko Matvere and Väikeste Lõõtspillide Ühing (Little accordion ensemble).
Sunday 14th July
- 11:00. Boat trips from Käsmu harbor with different vessels.
- 12:00. Unveiling of memorial plaque at Kaevu valgama where the ships “Polaris” (1898), “Edmund” (1899), “Agina” (1900) and “Aimar” (2010) were built. Open House in Käsmu lighthouse.
- 13:30. Common soup lunch with concert by Uhtna Pasunakoor (Uhtna Brass Band).
- 16:00. Morning service in the church as the official closing of the Käsmu Days.