Estonian Flag Day with Estonian National Museum

The Estonian flag turns 133 years old on June 4, 2017 and the Estonian National Museum invites everyone to celebrate this important day.

Family event


7.00 Flag-raising ceremony

7.20 Walk in Raadi cemetery (2 hours, 3.5 km when including walking back to the museum). Stopping at tombs related to the people who were important in the development of the flag and national colours. The guides are Tõnis Lukas and Kaarel Tarand

10.00 The museum opens. The museum's cafe and restaurant offer birthday surprises (from 12 noon)

10.15 Opening and presenting of Jakob Hurt's part in museums' collaboration „Kroonituur“

10.45 Documentary „Hurda kutsikad“ in Jakob Hurt's hall (free)

10.30-16.30 Talks about the flag near the first national flag starting every quarter of the hour (access to the main exhibition area only with a ticket)

12.00 Anthology „Sinimustvalged lood“ verbal-visual presentation in Jakob Hurt's hall

12.00-15.00 Birthday concerts every hour

* 12.00 – Fa-Diees

*13.00 – Lähte women's choir

*14.00 – Karlova's soloists

*15.00 – Choir Rõõmusõõm

14.00 The President of Estonia and Tartu County local government representatives plant oak trees to an oak tree park, which is part of the Estonia 100 programme ''Estonia 100 oaks''.

15.00 Opening of Tiiu Kirsipuu and Ilmar Kruusamäe's collaboration „Inimesed“ in the gallery (with invites)

19.00 Museum closes


Eesti Rahva Muuseum

Eesti Rahva Muuseum on etnolooglise suunaga kultuuriloomuuseum, mille eesmärk on kajastada igapäevaelu, kultuuri kui elamise viisi ja laadi, arvestades selle ajalist, ruumilist ja sotsiaalset mitmekesisust.