Commemorative Events

No state is born in a day. The emergence of Estonian statehood included many significant events that will be commemorated during Estonia’s centenary celebrations. The programme will begin in April 2017 to mark the anniversary of the union of the territories settled by Estonians and will culminate in February 2020 with the commemoration of the signing of the Tartu Peace Treaty which ended the Estonian War of Independence. The most important milestones to be celebrated are listed below, but this list is far from exhaustive. Everyone in and outside of Estonia is invited to add events to the Estonia 100 programme to mark the most important jubilee in the history of Estonia.

2017.

08.04.
100 years from the demonstration by Estonians in St. Petersburg.

12.04.
100 years from the union of the Province of Estonia and northern Livonia, forming the contours of Estonia.

16.04.
Nation-wide launch of Estonia 100.

30.06-2.07.
Estonian Youth Song and Dance Celebration.

01.07.
Start of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

28.11.
100 years from the declaration of the Estonian Provincial Assembly as the highest power.

2018.

23.02.
100 years from the declaration of the “Manifesto to the Peoples of Estonia”.

24.02.
100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

20.08.
Restoration of Independence Day.

25.08.
The Night of Ancient Bonfires.

28.11.
100 years from the start of the War of Independence.

2019.

31.01.
100 years from the Battle of Paju.

23.04.
Riigikogu 100.

23.06.
100 years from the Battle of Võnnu.

05.07-7.07.
Estonian Song and Dance Celebration 150.

01.12.
100 years of Estonian-language university education.

2020.

02.02.
100 years from the signing of the Tartu Peace Treaty.