On 1 December 1919, the opening act of the University of Tartu of the Republic of Estonia took place and the university started working in Estonian, primarily for Estonian students and serving Estonian society. The anniversary of the National University is dedicated to the Estonian state and Estonian language. The events and festivities taking place in July are a thank you and a gift from the university family of which all the people of Estonia are expected to attend.
At an opinion festival which takes place at Paide in August, the teams of National University anniversary and the Republic of Estonia 100 will work together to invite scientists to discuss Estonia's future.
What could be better than enjoying the beautiful Estonian landscape with your family and friends? The first national Christmas hikes will be held on 26 December, marking the end of the year-long Estonia 100 hiking series. Participating in the national Christmas hikes is free of charge, but requires previous registration.
In celebration of the passing of 100 years from the Estonian War of Independence, a replica of an armoured train called Wabadus, inspired by those used in the War of Independence, will begin its journey in January 2019. The armoured train will move along the quondam front line of the War of Independence, free concerts will be performed and battles re-enacted in stations; exhibitions are presented in the wagons.
You are welcome to discover Estonia’s beautiful nature on 18 August, when we celebrate Estonian Nature Day across the country for the first time. Find your favourite events and head to Estonian woods and bogs!
Extensive hiking series dedicated to Estonia's centenary celebrations starts off in April, which will provide a great opportunity for those interested in discovering places to hike in Estonia. The official opening of the Estonia 100 hiking series was announced on 7 April at the Matkamess Outdoor Trade Fair.
An animation, six feature films, two documentaries, a television drama series and 40 short documentaries about young Estonian inventors are being created in the framework of Estonia's centenary celebrations.
The pop-up sailing school “Friends of the Sea” is one of many gifts that are being given to Estonia in honour of its centenary. This project is fuelled by the dream that thousands of children and youth in Estonia will forge a closer friendship with the sea in honour of Estonia 100.
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