The official opening ceremony was held later that morning. According to a survey done during this Year of Children’s and Youth Culture, children associate Estonia primarily with family, home and the Estonian flag. To have the Children’s Republic and the newly renovated flag square come together was a great gift for both Paide and Estonia alike.
The Children’s Republic tour is now in full gear. Last week the tour visited Jõgeva and Järva counties, and it will now continue on Võru, Ida-Viru and Valga counties. The Children’s Republic features a special Estonia 100 performance “The Greatest Gift!”, labyrinths, games and workshops, including some with activities involving the Estonian flag and its blue-black-and-white colours.
2017 is the Year of Children’s and Youth Culture, which values children and youth both as creators and as an audience. The theme year has been organised on the initiative of the Estonian Ministry of Culture and is coordinated by the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre.