100th birthday in Estonia

Come and celebrate our birthday in Estonia. We have a lot of events, activities, great dining places, unique clean environment and so much more to offer You!
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Celebrate around the globe

A unique Estonia 100 and EU Presidency international programme will reach more than 30 countries in 2017 and 2018. Take a look at the programme which combines the best parts of Estonian culture, science, IT and enterprises.
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100 Moments. A photography contest and an exhibition

100 Moments. A photography contest and an exhibition

In summer 2017, a photographic contest will take place where Estonians are invited to capture their impressions of Finland and Finns are encouraged to express their understanding of Estonia through images.

Everybody is invited to take part! Anything can be photographed, including nature, people, things, or events. The images may be accompanied by a story, but they could also speak for themselves.

The photographs will be shared on social media with special hashtags: #soomehetk for Estonians’ pictures of Finland, and #vironhetki for the Finnish idea of their neighbours.

Prizes will be awarded for the best photographs.

An exhibition in Tallinn and Helsinki

Juries from Estonia and Finland will both select 50 pictures to feature in an exhibition called “100 Moments”. The joint exhibition of these close neighbours will reflect the ways the two countries see each other.

Viru Keskus, Tallinn, 3 to 19 November 2017
Sanomatalo, Helsinki, 6 to 19 November 2017

The contest is organised by the Finnish Institute in Estonia in cooperation with the Postimees and Helsingin Sanomat newspapers.

Location: Mannerheimvägen 22, 00100 Helsingfors, Finland

Organizer: Soome Instituut

The Finnish Institute in Estonia promotes cultural relations and educational co-operation between Finland and Estonia. We disseminate information about Finland and promote bilateral relations between the countries.


In 2018, Estonia celebrates its 100th birthday

Estonia wishes to share its birthday with you in Estonia and abroad. The programme includes best parts of Estonian culture, IT, science and enterprises.

Celebrations will kick off in April 2017 to mark a century since Estonia’s administrative borders took their current form, will continue throughout 2018 and 2019, and come to a grand close on the 2nd February 2020 when the 100th anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty will be honoured.

This is a celebration we can all take part in and it is up to us to make it memorable.

Estonia will be also holding the presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2017. Approximately 20 high-level meetings, visits, conferences and 200+ other presidency-related events will take place in Estonia during this period.