See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
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.
On Saturday 24 February, the Republic of Estonia celebrates its 100th anniversary of independence. The traditional grand events of the state's most festive holiday will take place all over Estonia. Conductor Hirvo Surva has called on all people of Estonia to hug those close to them tonight at 20:18.
On Friday 23 February, Estonia's centenary week events are dedicated to the birthplace of the Republic of Estonia. A memorial to the members of the Estonian Salvation Committee will be unveiled in front of Pärnu's Kuninga Street Elementary School and in the evening, the reading aloud of the Declaration of Independence (the Manifesto to the Peoples of Estonia) will be re-enacted in Pärnu's Rüütli Square. One hundred years ago, on 23 February, the Estonian Declaration of Independence was read aloud publicly for the first time in Pärnu.
On Thursday 22 February, the Estonia 100 celebrations will reach places all over Estonia. More than 20 famous sculptures and 14 "photo sculptures" of former Heads of State will receive blue, black and white scarves or hats for the 100th anniversary of the indepencende of the Republic of Estonia. Today, one hundred years ago, the Salvation Committee decided to send copies of "The Manifesto to the Peoples of Estonia" (the Declaration of Independence), to various Estonian cities in the hope that it would be declared publicly.
On Wednesday 21 February, celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will reach Narva. At noon, the President of the Republic will present state decorations at the Narva College of the University of Tartu. A silver and gold coin dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will also be presented at Narva College.
All of the people of Estonia could offer their loved ones a hug on 24 February at 20.18, said Hirvo Surva, Chairman of the Management Board of the Eesti Meestelaulu Selts, today, at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, after placing a blue-black-white hat on the head of the statue of Gustav Ernesaks.
On Tuesday 20 February, the grand events of the Republic of Estonia's 100th anniversary week will arrive in Haapsalu. At noon, the Haapsalu Flag Square will be opened and at 2 p.m., the National Cultural and Scientific Awards will be handed out at Läänemaa Upper Secondary School. One hundred years ago, on 20 February, Haapsalu was the first city where there was an attempt made to declare the Republic of Estonia.
To celebrate the centenary of the restored Lithuania on Friday, 16 February, the LED lights on the Tallinn Freedom Square lit up in the colours of the Lithuanian flag as early as today. On the morning of 16 February, members of the Estonian Government and Lithuanians living in Estonia will sing the national anthem in front of the embassy of the Republic of Lithuania.
On Thursday, 22 February, more than 20 well-known sculptures will be given blue, black, and white scarves and hats for the centenary of the Republic of Estonia. Similar scarves will be given to the photo sculptures of 14 former State Elders.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, its Independence Day will be celebrated for the first time with an entire centennial week, which will include events in many regions across Estonia. Major centennial week events will be taking place from 19-25 February in the cities of Tallinn, Haapsalu, Narva, Viljandi, Pärnu, Paide and Tartu.