The Estonia 100 centenary week's major events are back in Tallinn Published: 25.02.2018

On Sunday 25 February, the centenary week events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Estonia will return to Tallinn. Starting at noon, the first steps of the Estonian Provisional Government will be recalled at the Tallinn Reaalkool (Tallinn Secondary School of Science) and on Freedom Square. A hundred years ago today, the first meeting of the first Provisional Government took place in Tallinn's Reaalkool building.

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"Following its history trek, the Estonia 100 centenary week will arrive back in Tallinn, where the Estonian Provisional Government held its first session," Margus Kasterpalu, Head of Estonia 100 major events said. "It is perhaps surprising, that in Tallinn, the future capital of the Republic of Estonia, it was not until 25 February that the Manifesto to the Peoples of Estonia (Declaration of Independence) was made public."

At noon on Sunday, the commemorative event "100 years since the first session of the Estonian Provisional Government" will be held at Tallinn Reaalkool, to commemorate the first meeting of the Provisional Government. At 14:00, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will speak on the stairs of the Tallinn Reaalkool. The Declaration of Independence will also be read aloud.

At 14:30 there will be a procession to the War of Independence memorial on Freedom Square, where various choirs will perform and flowers will be placed at the foot of the monument.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the anniversary of the Republic is being celebrated for the first time as a centenary week, which tells the story of the country’s fight for independence. Major events of the centenary week are taking place in Tallinn, Haapsalu, Narva, Viljandi, Pärnu, Paide and Tartu from 19-25 February.

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