Onwards in peace, Estonia! 

All parties must come to an end eventually and the centenary of the Republic of Estonia is no exception. Our celebrations began in April 2017, which marked the passing of 100 years from the unification of Estonian territory. They will end in the early morning of 2 February 2020, when a century will have passed from signing the Tartu Peace Treaty. This treaty solidified the independence of the young nation.

Between those two dates, more than 3,000 have taken place in Estonia and abroad and Estonian people have given nearly 1,500 gifts to their country.

The last week of the jubilee celebrations of the Republic of Estonia focuses on the centenary of the Tartu Peace Treaty and comprises more than a hundred events across the entire country. The celebrations have included all of us and in one way or another, they have been organised by tens of thousands of people. This is why Estonia 100 will end with giving thanks.

 

On 1 February at 6.40 p.m., the grand thank-you event “Onwards in peace, Estonia!” will begin at the Estonian National Museum, during which the people who contributed to the nationwide success of the jubilee of the country will be acknowledged.

 

The party is followed by the grand dance event “Estonia Dances” at 9.35 p.m., which will bring the latest Dance Celebration to all homes and communities via Estonian Public Broadcasting. Over the course of 100 minutes, the dance songs that have moved Estonians the most in the past century will be performed.

 

During the first minutes of 2 February, a night-time performance will take place on Tartu Town Hall Square. It will end at 12.45 a.m., when exactly 100 years will have passed from the signing of the Tartu Peace Treaty.

 

Onwards in peace, Estonia! 

 

Read more about the Tartu Peace Treaty

 

THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE TARTU PEACE TREATY

Highlights in Tartu and elsewhere

 

4 December 2019 – 100 years since the beginning of the peace negotiations

Lighting of candles at the memorial sites of the peace negotiators

5 p.m. A history and information hour at Jaan Poska’s house (Jaan Poska 8, Tallinn)

 

3 January 2020 – 100 years since the beginning of the armistice. Anniversary of the War of Independence Armistice and commemoration of those who fell

10.30 a.m. Ringing church bells and lighting candles at War of Independence memorial sites around the country

6 p.m. A concert and church service at Nõmme Rahu church (Võsu 5, Tallinn)

 

29 January 2020

 

At the National Archives’ Noora house (Nooruse 3, Tartu):

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Display of the original Tartu Peace Treaty

1 p.m. Speech meeting, lecture by Ago Pajur

2 p.m. Presentation of the new editions of the National Archives’ publications

 

in the Tartu Peace Treaty room at Jaan Poska Gymnasium (JPG) (Vanemuise 35, Tartu):

4 p.m. Opening of the exhibition “The Origin of the Tartu Peace Treaty”. The exhibition displays drafts of the peace treaty and the table used during the peace negotiations.

4.15 p.m. Presentation of the stamp “Tartu Peace Treaty 100” and the stamp book “Estonian Heads of State 1918–2018”

 

30 January 2020

12 p.m. Presentation of the original document of the Tartu Peace Treaty at the Estonian National Museum (Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu). Invitations only.
The Peace Treaty will be on display at the Estonian National Museum from 30 January to 2 February.

2 p.m. The final round of the nationwide Tartu Peace Treaty quiz series at JPG (Vanemuise 35, Tartu)

4 p.m. Presentation of the book about the Cross of Liberty at JPG’s Tartu Peace Treaty room (Vanemuise 35, Tartu)

 

31 January 2020

10 a.m. Citywide high school student speech meeting at Tartu Peace Treaty square (Vanemuise 33, Tartu)

11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Hour-long guided walking tours through places related to the Tartu Peace Treaty. Begins at the Tartu City Museum (Narva mnt 23), ends at JPG’s Tartu Peace Treaty room. By ticket only

11 a.m. International cyber law conference at ERM (Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu). By invitation only

6 p.m. Opening of the Tartu Peace Treaty exhibition and presentation of the new carpet “Tartu Peace Treaty” by Anu Raud

At the Tartu City Museum (Narva mnt 23). By invitation only.

 

1 February 2020

10 a.m. Presentation of the €2 circulation coin “Tartu Peace Treaty 100” at ERM (Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu)

10.30 a.m. Conference on foreign policy of the Tartu Peace Treaty at ERM (Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu). By invitation only

11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Hour-long guided walking tours through places related to the Tartu Peace Treaty.

Begins at the Tartu City Museum (Narva mnt 23), ends at JPG’s Tartu Peace Treaty room. By ticket only

6 p.m. Presentation of ice peace sculpture at Tartu Town Hall Square

6 p.m. Estonia 100 conclusion party at ERM. By invitation only

21.35 p.m. ETV and ETV2´s special programme

Celebration of the moment of signing of the Tartu Peace Treaty at Tartu Town Hall Square from 0.15 a.m. to 0.45 a.m. (2 February)

The Tartu City Museum (Narva mnt 23) displays an exhibition of the Tartu Peace Treaty during the opening hours of the museum. The exhibition is open on 1–16 February. By ticket only

 

2 February 2020

Placing wreaths at the War of Independence memorial site at Pauluse cemetery at 8.30 a.m., at the Liberators of South Estonia memorial column at Raadi cemetery at 9 a.m., and at Julius Kuperjanov’s grave at 9.15 a.m.

10 a.m. Memorial ceremony at the Kalevipoeg monument (on the bank of Emajõgi in Tartu)

11 a.m. Tartu Peace Treaty church service at Tartu Jaani church

12.30 p.m. Tartu Peace Treaty meeting at Tartu Peace Treaty square. After that, you can visit JPG’s Tartu Peace Treaty room (Vanemuise 35, Tartu)

2 p.m. Presentation of the War of Independence collection work at the Tartu City Museum (Narva mnt 23)

4 p.m. Ceremonial concert for the 100th anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty at Vanemuise Concert Hall (Vanemuise 6, Tartu). By invitation only

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