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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Exhibition ‘ALIVE! A Story of Estonian Traditional Music Instruments’

Exhibition ‘ALIVE! A Story of Estonian Traditional Music Instruments’

The Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels welcomes an exhibition and cultural program about Estonian traditional music instruments by the Estonian Theatre and Music Museum and the Estonian Folk Music Centre.

The aim of the exhibition is to introduce Estonian folk music and folk music instruments. This exhibition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Estonian Republic, and to the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union. This exhibition focuses on the most important traditional music instruments that were (and still are) used in our folk music. With every instrument on show we take a look at its origin, the purpose of use, its making, the local peculiarities of musical instruments, and their role in today’s society. In addition to musical instruments, texts, photos, original recordings, video examples, IT and hands-on solutions are used to reflect the variety of Estonian musical heritage. The texts will be in four languages – English, Estonian, Dutch and French. During the exhibiting period special concerts, workshops and educational programmes will be organised by the Estonian Traditional Music Center.


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.