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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Photo Exhibits “Two Edges of a Lifespan”

Photo Exhibits “Two Edges of a Lifespan”

The photographer and curator of the first exhibit is the young Canadian-Estonian anthropologist and photographer Kristen Dobbin. In the summer of 2017, Kristen photographed the children and youth who attended the summer camp Jõekääru located in Ontario. At Jõekääru, Estonian children from Canada, the USA, and Estonia get together. This has been one of the environments for Canadian-Estonian children to learn the language and culture of Estonia for 65 years. Kristen has a personal connection to the camp: her grandmother was the camp cook for many years, but since Kristen doesn’t speak Estonian, she couldn’t attend the camp. Now, times have changed, and children with weaker Estonian or those who don’t speak Estonian at all are all welcome. The photos that capture Jõekääru’s 65th anniversary reflect the persistence of the summer camp’s traditions as well as the changes that have taken place in camp life.

The second exhibit tells the story of Toronto Estonians who are the same age as the Republic of Estonia. The photographer Toomas Volkmann captured the portraits of Toronto Estonians ages 95-100, primarily living at the retirement home Ehatare, in September 2017. The exhibit displays the photos alongside texts compiled from interviews, which summarize each person’s life experience, advice for younger generations, and wishes for Estonia’s Centennial.



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.