See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
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On Saturday, 3 February, the photography exhibition “Estonia Through 100 Pairs of Eyes” will be opened at the Estonian National Museum. The exhibition will be dedicated to the centenary of the Republic of Estonia and is made up of portraits as well as photographs capturing Estonian moments by Toomas Volkmann, Tõnu Tunnel, and Tõnu Runnel. The photographs tell the story of Estonia during the past century.
The commemoration of Estonia's centenary year got off to a momentous start abroad. In January, Estonian artists performed in 16 different cities in Europe and the United States.
Today, on 1 February, the last application round of the initiative “An Instrument for Every Child” for the centenary of the Republic of Estonia was opened. Applications can be submitted until 20 March. Within three years, more than 1,700 instruments have been gifted to 325 educational institutions across Estonia as part of this project.
During the centenary year, nearly 400 young people across Estonia will be gifted a ticket to Simple Session, the largest sports event in Estonia, which will take place on 3–4 February in the Saku Suurhall arena in Tallinn. This year, the event will be dedicated to the centenary of the Republic of Estonia.
We’re happy to announce that with the support of the ‘Estonia 100’ project, more youngsters living abroad who have Estonian roots will get to take part in the language and culture camps being held in the country in 2018. The camps give people aged 13-18 who have an Estonian background but live outside of the country the chance to study Estonian, get to know local kids their age and learn more about Estonian culture.
One of the flagships of the Estonia 100 international programme, the Estonian Festival Orchestra (EFO) together with Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi will set out on a European tour to prominent concert halls in January. In Tallinn and Brussels, the EFO will also be performing the world premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Ninth Symphony, in honour of Estonia’s centenary.
During the Estonia 100 summer celebratory week 17-25 August, Estonian mountain climbers will begin the most extreme journey of the centenary hikes, which will take them to the 6211 metre Estonia peak.
Until the end of January all Estonian ID-card holders and e-residents can upload their cheerful portrait to participate in the creation of the craziest birthday invitation of all times. The aim of the campaign is to invite people to visit Estonia and participate in country’s centenary celebrations.
On Wednesday 6 December, the Republic of Finland celebrates its centenary and the festive celebration in Tallinn begins at 8.45 am at the Finnish Embassy. At the joint singing ceremony, the Finnish anthem will be sung, led by conductor Aarne Saluveer, and the live broadcast of the singing will reach television audiences in Finland and Estonia.
The Estonia 100 program, ongoing until the end of the anniversary period, offers thousands of opportunities to celebrate around the world. Check out what the key events are in 2018 that you should mark in your calendar!
The Government of the Republic has decided that Estonia will mark the 100th anniversary of the independence of Finland, Lithuania, Poland, and Latvia respectively with official flag days, when the Estonian flag will be raised to highlight the anniversaries of our neighbours.
On the evening of Thursday, 16 November, over 500 folk dancers will be turning an hourglass on Freedom Square in Tallinn. The hourglass will be formed of dancers and signify the country’s one hundred years. The event is a present from the Estonian Folk Dance and Folk Music Association for Estonia’s centenary.
In connection with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Estonian centenary, the November and December cultural programme will include exhibitions in Paris, Helsinki and Brussels, a tour of Finland by the Estonian National Opera, and a birthday party for Estonia in Düsseldorf and Nanterre.
On 26 October, the Republic of Estonia 100 and Countrymen Programme project competitions were announced, which support the activities of expat Estonian cultural associations with 100,000 euros to mark the anniversary year.
Using photos and video materials, and suggesting intriguing new angles, the Estonian-Finnish joint exhibition The Bridge tells a story of both republics since they gained independence a century ago. What kind of similarities and differences are there between Estonia and Finland? What about Finnish and Estonian national feelings, patriotism and independence in the light of history as well as through the eyes of contemporary artists?
From 14 to 24 September, in the frame of the London Design Festival, the exhibition ‘Size Doesn’t Matter’ is being displayed at the Oxo Tower Wharf Gallery. Estonian design has been previously exhibited in London, but this time the show is more comprehensive and contains a number of new products. The event is part of an international programme dedicated to the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
The streets of Pasila now host some quirky characters from about a hundred years ago, brought to life by a mysterious street artist, Edward von Lõngus and augmented reality technologies. The (R)estart Reality art project takes Lõngus on tour all over Europe to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his home country, Estonia, who also holds the EU presidency for the second half of 2017.
Peedu Kass, one of the most successful Estonian jazz artists in recent years, gave an opportunity today to the visitors of cafe Kivi Paber Käärid to listen to the programme which will be introducing the Estonian jazz music to the Belgian audience.
To date, the people of Estonia have listed more than 400 gifts on the Estonia 100 website that they intend to give their communities in honour of Estonia’s centenary. Gifts can be made at any time during the centenary celebrations through to February 2020.
By Estonia’s centenary, Estonia wanted to forge a friendship with 100 foreign journalists who would then be able to spread the message of who we are and what we do to as wide an audience as possible. To this end, 25 young journalists were invited to Estonia this summer to learn about the country and make new contacts.
The Estonian History Museum and the Year of Children’s and Youth Culture invite families to join in a family celebration to mark the restoration of Estonia’s independence at the grounds at Maarjamäe Castle, the site of the museum at Pirita tee 56 in Tallinn.
The streets of Rome now host a number of quirky characters from about a hundred years ago, brought to life by a mysterious street artist, Edward von Lõngus and augmented reality technologies. The (R)estart Reality art project takes Lõngus on tour all over Europe to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his home country, Estonia, who also holds the EU presidency for the second half of 2017.
The Estonia 100 organising committee, Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia and Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center are pleased to announce that the Estonia 100 art programme “One Hundred Art Landscapes” has begun. A wide range of events are being held already this summer across Estonia.
This week, you can keep track of the XII Song and Dance Celebration schedule using the Estonia 100 app. Telia is also calling on everyone to celebrate the Song and Dance Festivals by using the app to show everyone in the world where you are located and that you love Estonia, wherever you may be. The Estonia 100 app helps to digitally unite everyone around the world who loves Estonia.
Inspired by nature, driven by tradition and digital technology. To celebrate its first EU presidency and to continue with the Estonian centenary, Estonia presents itself to Belgium, Luxembourg and the world starting from this summer until the end of 2018 with an exceptional cultural programme!