Obinitsa graveyard

Pechory, Russia

Obinitsa graveyard

Obinitsa graveyard is a graveyard in Setomaa, Estonia. It is in Meremäe rural municipality in Obinitsa village. The graveyard is the public property of Meremäe rural municipality, but belongs under the Obinitsa Church of Transfiguration of Our Lord. Obinitsa graveyard was established about 1500 years ago. The oldest part of the graveyard is the Sakalovapalo burial mound. The other part was established in the beginning of the 19th century. Among others, the grave of the Hilana Taarka, the singing mother (1856-1933) is situated in Obinitsa graveyard. The newer part of the graveyard was taken into use in the lower part of the land, near Tuhkvitsa Stream.