However, the whole nation started to become more and more aware of itself during the 19th century. 'The people of the country', as they had termed themselves, became Estonians. Thriving societies and the new tradition of song festivals, which started in 1869, strengthened the sense of unity.


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Väägvere Brass Band, photo from 1867.

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