Estonia: 20th large family day in Tallinn Zoo and heartwarming video for Mother’s Day

The Large Family of the Year 2024 was also presented at the Tallinn Zoo.

By Sandra Karu

Our big family day was so wonderful thanks to our good friends and supporters. Thank you for valuing families with children and thank you for being there!

During the large family day in Tallin Zoo, in addition to Spider-Man and Lotte, families were delighted by a cool bubble master, the zoo orienteering game, surprises from Lidl Estonia, delicious lunch, an exciting lecture on the animal world by Mati Kaal, a game for exclusive prizes from Lidl Estonia, and, in honor of the anniversary year, a tasty cake.

A family with five children received this year’s Large Family of the Year title and a 10,000 euro scholarship issued by Bigbank Eesti. Giving a blanket to a family who has received the title has also been a great tradition for years. The winner was announced and the prize was handed over on Sunday at the Tallinn Zoo Big Family Day, where over 1400 participants gathered from all over Estonia.

68 families with four or more children all over Estonia applied for the Large Family of the Year competition. recognizing and highlighting families is important and traditions are worth keeping. According to the president of Estonian Large Families Association, Aage Ounap, “Large Family of the Year” is an honorary title that is given to a large family where at least four children are growing up for preserving the honor of unity and childishness. The purpose of issuing the honorary title is to value and recognize Estonian large families and to bring them as examples to society.

The Large family of the year 2024 -the Saviir family- lives in Nõo borough in Tartumaa, where mother Marit and father Janar raise five children: Sander (12), Joseph (9), Kaarel (7), Mihkel (4) and Samuel (2).

Large families celebrate Mothers Day with a heartwarming video

We gathered the thoughts of the leaders of our organizations on motherhood and joy. The typical everyday life presents many challenges, self-transcendence, inventions, happiness, joy, and much more… We wanted to know what it is that simply makes our mothers smile amidst all the diversity of life?

The video is dedicated to the pillars of support in our network – the leaders of member organizations. We wish all mothers a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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