Tulehoidjad Portland Estonian Folk Dancers
Tulehoidjad (Torch Bearers) is the Estonian folk dance group of Portland Oregon. Formed in 1950, Tulehoidjad has taught Estonian folk dances to the three generations Estonian immigrants and many American friends. Keeping Estonian traditions alive and teaching Americans about Estonian folk dance are the primary aims of Tulehoidjad rahvatantsijad (folk dancers.) It performs in many folk festivals held in the Northwest, including the Portland Rose Festival, the Portland Scan Fair, the Portland Midsummer Scandinavian Festival, and Seattle Folk Life Festival.