- every 2nd and 7th year of the decade a youth song and dance celebration
- every 4th and 9th year of the decade a general song and dance celebration.
The tradition of Estonian song and dance celebrations is very strong and large-scale as the tradition of song and dance celebrations is maintained and developed by one centre of competence – the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation (ESDCF). ESDCF is a foundation established by the state that is at present financed by the state through the budget of the Ministry of Culture. ESDCF incorporates unique know-how of the organisation of song and dance celebrations that has been gathered over the decades. The objective of the activities of ESDCF is to ensure the sustainability and evolution of the movement of song and dance celebrations. ESDCF organises four nation-wide song and dance celebrations in the course of every ten years: