Happy Independence Day, Estonia!
In 2019 the country celebrates 101 years of freedom
- February 24, 2019 10:00
- Olya Georgieva
Each year on February 24th, The Republic of Estonia celebrates its Independence Day (Iseseisvuspäev). While under Soviet occupation, the holiday was suspended but was later restored on the Day of Restoration of Independence in 1991. The President of Estonia organizes a festive Independence Day reception at which state decorations are awarded. Both the parade and the reception are held in different years in different cities.
Freedom square will host the traditional parade, but there will be many additional events like concerts and exhibitions. The Estonian Open Air Museum invites everybody to celebrate Estonian Independence Day with an exciting and educational event "A citizen is a state". Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom and Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum celebrate with family day programme. Public transport in Tallinn and bicycle rent from City Bike are free of charge on that day.