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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Estonian Presidency of the Council of EU

In the second half of 2017, Estonia is holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time.
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The concert series ”Virolainen musiikki soi” in Helsinki Music Centre

The concert series ”Virolainen musiikki soi” in Helsinki Music Centre

The Helsinki Music Centre, Musiikkitalo, will be the arena for a concert series of top Estonian music of different genres – ”Virolainen musiikki soi”. A total of four concerts throughout the year will keep the citizens of Helsinki listening to the best Estonia has to offer.

The spring season of 2017 is opened by Maarja Nuut, who has been awarded the title of the Best Female Singer of Estonia (on April 12). This award-winning fiddler and a live-looping musical talent creates amazing, emotional, magical and dream-like landscapes filled with traditional folk tales and ancient melodies. Her latest album, Une meeles, won also the award for the best Estonian folk album 2016.

At the concert in May (on May 10), the young and talented pianist Johan Randvere, performing the music of well-known Estonian composers. Despite his young age, Johan Randvere has already performed as a soloist with several orchestras in many different countries. The Finnish audience gets to enjoy a performance by a young Milano-educated talent but also to hear some fine Estonian classics.

The two concerts in the autumn of 2017 will present a singer-songwriter, power-performer Siiri Sisask (25.10.) as well as an interesting jazz trio Peedu Kass Momentum (15.11.) lead by a double bass player Peedu Kass.

The concert series is organised by the Estonian Institute in Finland, the Estonian Embassy in Helsinki, Tuglas Society, the Union of Estonian Societies in Finland, and Friends of Viljandi Society.

Location: Musiikkitalo, Töölönlahdenkatu, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

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MTÜ Eesti Instituut

The task of the Estonian Institute (established in 1989) is to spread information about Estonian society and culture in other countries, further cultural and educational links and organise the teaching of Estonian language and culture outside Estonia.
Over the years the Institute has published dozens of information booklets and periodicals about Estonia, compiled web pages, organised festivals, exhibitions, conferences and seminars, received journalists, researchers and lecturers, translators and writers, opened culture and information centres in other countries, granted scholarships, despatched lecturers of Estonian language and culture to universities abroad and supplied the study centres with relevant material.
In order to make Estonia better known in the world, the Institute describes Estonia and its people in their entirety, emphasising the relations between different fields of society as they appear in everyday life. Culture is a phenomenon, created and carried by people regardless of their profession and age. The Institute does not thus limit its daily work with introducing literature, art, film, music and other fine arts, but spreads information also about Estonian education, economy, natural environment, social organisation and other areas of life, which all directly or indirectly shape Estonian culture, and therefore also the Estonians’ life.

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.