On 31 January, the passing of 100 years from the battle of Paju and liberation of Valga the day after are being commemorated. The battle by the Paju manor was the decisive on in the Estonian War of Independence, with which the town of Valga and its important railway junction was taken back by Estonian forces. In addition to Estonians, many Finns came out to fight for Estonian freedom. Finnish troops carried great losses in this process.
Commemorating 100 years passing from the battle of Paju and liberation of Valga on 31 January
- In the morning, candles and flowers are placed:
-At Metsa Street in Valga by the monument dedicated to the War of Independence; Metsa tn Vabadussõja ausamba juurde Valgas;
-By the monument dedicated to freedom in Valga;
-By the stone dedicated to the fallen Finnish troops by the manor of Paju.
- At 9.30 a.m., a remembrance service at the Valga Jaani church by the monument dedicated to the fallen Finnish troops
- At 10.30 a.m. a remembrance ceremony at the manor of Paju by the monument dedicated to the fallen Finnish troops
- At 11:30 gathering by the Paju monument
- At 12 p.m. a remembrance ceremony by the Paju monument
- At 1.35 p.m. commemoration at the Valga train station. Arrival of the armoured train. See the program here.