See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
The debut of the open-air performance “Saja-aastane öö” (“A Hundred-Year-Old Night”) on August 20 brings local heritage-based new traditional music and dance interpretations to the stage through the talent of 700 performers. During the centenary, the restoration of Estonian independence is celebrated with the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week with a programme boasting over 200 events.
The Estonia 100 sing-along will take place on the evening of Sunday, August 19, at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and at more than 40 venues across Estonia. The Police and Border Guard Orchestra will also begin its concert tour “Mööda Piiri” (“Along the Border”) through Estonia’s border areas.
The open-air show “Hundred Years Night” with 700 performers takes place on August 20 at Pärnu’s Vallikäär moat. This first and only performance of the open-air piece during the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week is Pärnu County’s biggest gift to Estonia on its centenary.
The Estonia 100 sing-along “The Power of Song”, a global event that already has over 35 parishes and cities across Estonia registered will take place on August 19. Part of the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week, this united singing event at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, at various locations in Estonia and abroad will create a global Estonian united choir for the first time ever.
As part of the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week, a united singing event will be held on August 19 where cherished Estonian songs will be sung simultaneously in Estonia and all over the world. In honour of Estonia’s centenary, all 26 songs on the set list have been given new arrangements by renowned composers.
The Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week kicks off in Rakvere on 17 August with Estonia’s first ever poetry festival. Poems dating back to four different periods will be performed by 36 well-known poets, cultural figures and actors including Leelo Tungal, Doris Kareva and Indrek Hirv.
One of the biggest events of the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week is the global sing-along. On the eve of the anniversary of Estonian re-independence on August 19, well known and loved symbolic songs will be sung together at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and around the world.
On August 18 of the centenary year, Estonian Nature Day will be celebrated as a gift for Estonia’s 100th anniversary from institutions and associations affiliated with nature. A day packed with more than 50 events introducing Estonia’s nature and its diversity is part of the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week on 17-25 August.
The concert tour of the Police and Border Guard Orchestra "Along the Border" will travel around Estonia during the Grand Celebration Week, moving from Sillamäe to Tallinn. From August 19 to 26, free concerts will be performed by the orchestra and famous soloists will bring new national songs to the areas around Estonia’s borders.
Mysterious street artist Edward von Lõngus landed in Vienna, bringing his augmented reality artworks here as part of the (R)estart Reality tour to celebrate the 100th birthday of his home country, Estonia. Three police patrols took an active interest in the artist´s work while he was out in the city working during the night – leaving with pockets packed with augmented reality stickers and recommending the artist to keep up the good work.
Tour d'ÖÖ (“Tour of the Night”) is holding a cycling tour during the centenary year, which will encircle all of Estonia during the Grand Celebration Week of Estonia 100. The public bicycle rides will take place from August 17-25 in 10 different cities.
On Tuesday, 17 July the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will be celebrated in Finland at the Pori Jazz Festival with the concerts of three Estonian jazz groups – Kadri Voorand in Duo with Mihkel Mälgand, Joel Remmel Trio and Erki Pärnoja : Efterglow.
Today, on 4 July at 8.15 p.m., “Journey”, a countrywide concert series belonging to the music programme of Estonia 100, will begin at the Tallinn-Väike depot. Between 4 and 8 July, the wind instrument quintets Estica and Vanemuise Kvintett will perform 14 concerts altogether, the programmes of which consist of works of Estonian composers, including new pieces created for the centenary of the Republic of Estonia.
More than 5,500 trees were planted in oak parks all over Estonia which were created for Estonia's 100th anniversary. At Stenbock House, state secretary Heiki Loot thanked the people behind the idea, as well as the local governments and schools which helped created the parks.
Mysterious street artist Edward von Lõngus lands in London, bringing his augmented reality artworks to Vauxhall as part of the (R)estart Reality tour to celebrate the 100th birthday of the artist´s home country, Estonia. London is the ninth city in Europe to host von Lõngus´s quirky time-travelling stencil characters after Rome, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Brussels, Budapest and Vilnius.
2018 is a special year. The Republic of Estonia celebrated its 100th anniversary on 24th February and on 26th May, Georgia celebrated its Independence Day and 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first democratic republic. Moreover, 2018 also marks the 100th anniversary of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.
Since the 8th of June, the exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia "Michel Sittow, Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe" has been open at KUMU Art Museum in Tallinn. The personal exhibition of the first international renowned Renaissance artist from Estonia, Michel Sittow, has arrived to Tallinn from Washington and will remain open until September 16.
On the evening of Saturday, 24 March, an Estonia 100 oak grove was officially opened near Amsterdam, as a gift from Estonians living in the Netherlands for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. As part of "Estonia's 100 oaks" program, initiated by the Government Office, an oak park will be planted in every county in Estonia in the beginning of May.
In March and April, Estonia 100 celebrations will take place in major cities in Europe, as well as in Asia, the U.S. and Australia. There are more than 40 events planned in the areas of science, music, art, film and theatre.
On Thursday 8 March, the Estonia 100 film program will be introduced at the Artis Cinema in Tallinn. A total of five feature films, a full-length animated film, two documentaries and the TV series "The Bank" will reach completion during the year marking Estonia's 100th anniversary of independence.
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 will be announced on 7 April at the Matkamess Outdoor Trade Fair.
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.
"Our say has more weight than ever. We also have to face a historical paradox - now, as the good times have arrived, there are more of us all around the world than ever before. In every corner of the world, yet embracing our country," President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid greets Estonians abroad.