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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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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Finland’s 100th anniversary begins with the creation of a song bridge

Finland’s 100th anniversary begins with the creation of a song bridge

The congratulatory wish in the form of joint singing will take place in the courtyard of the Embassy of the Republic of Finland, where the Prime Minister, members of the government and a 100-member choir will gather. Along with members of government and the Defence Forces Orchestra, the ERR girls’ and male choirs will perform the Finnish national anthem “Maamme”. “To symbolise the friendship of the neighbouring countries, the broadcast of musical congratulations will reach Finnish viewers through the Yle TV 1 channel and via ETV in Estonia,” Margus Kasterpalu, who leads Estonia’s  100th anniversary’s major projects, said.

In order for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finland to be marked all over Estonia, the government declared 6 December of this year to be an extraordinary day flag day. Estonia’s blue, black and white flags will be raised by all state and local government bodies and legal entities governed by public law. “In addition to state and local government institutions, all households, companies and organisations are expected to raise the Estonian flag,” Gert Uiboaed, insignia adviser at the Government Communication Unit said. The flags are raised at sunrise at the latest or at 8 am  and are lowered at sunset.

In honour of Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence, Stenbock House, the official seat of the Estonian Government in Tallinn and the Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu will be lit in the colours of the Finnish flag. Stenbock House and Vanemuine Theatre will remain lit up in blue and white until the early morning of 7 December. Various countries around the world have joined the tradition of lighting buildings.

The festive day will end with a blue and white fireworks display at 21:25 on Freedom (Vabaduse) Square in Tallinn.

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.