See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
Estonia 100 centenary programme begins today with a great day of hiking along the former border between the Governorate of Estonia and the Governorate of Livonia. With this hike, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the uniting of the lands inhabited by Estonians.
From March 21-31, Estonian adventure racer Joosep Tammemäe made his way along the length of the former border between the Governorate of Estonia and Governorate of Livonia from Lake Peipus in the east to Tõstamaa on the shores of the Baltic Sea in preparation for the opening event of the Estonia 100 centenary celebrations.
This year, 220 music schools and kindergartens throughout Estonia have received support to help purchase a total of 700 instruments through the Estonia 100 initiative “An Instrument for Every Child”.
Today is the 100th anniversary of a historic demonstration in St. Petersburg where 40,000 Estonians peacefully demanded autonomy for Estonia from the Russian Provisional Government. This significant milestone on Estonia’s path towards independence will be celebrated today with a ceremonial church service to give thanks in St. John's Church in St. Petersburg followed by a concert by the Estonian National Male Choir.
In the second half of 2017, Estonia will take the helm of the presidency of the European Council for six months and in 2018, it will celebrate its 100th anniversary. For that period of time, the country will arrange a series of events throughout Europe to show what Estonia is about and to give local talents a venue to introduce themselves to the rest of the continent.
2017 is being celebrated in Estonia as the Year of Children’s and Youth Culture to appreciate children and young people both as artists/creators and consumers of culture. Children and youth now have the opportunity to submit proposals for ways to celebrate Estonia’s upcoming centenary.
On Saturday, 8 April, celebrations will be held in Saint Petersburg to mark the passing of 100 years from the demonstration of Estonians in support of autonomy. Urmas Viilma, the Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, will lead the religious ceremony to give thanks and the Estonian National Male Choir will give a concert.
First events of the international culture programme are now up to celebrate Estonia's first term as the presidency of the Council of the European Union and centenary. Each week will bring more new exciting events to attend all around Europe.
From April onward, the Estonian Open Air Museum invites everyone to come lend a hand and help weave a giant rag carpet for Estonia’s centenary. The carpet is being made as an expression of our common desire to preserve and appreciate our country and to work together to make sure that it will endure.
On March 14, celebrated as Mother Tongue Day in Estonia, a bold initiative was launched calling all Estonians to contribute to developing the Estonian language and culture by expanding the Estonian content in Wikipedia.
Eesti Pank is holding a competition to design silver and gold collector coins for the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Estonia. Entries in the design competition should be presented for the set of both coins. The coins will be issued in early 2018.
The non-profit organisation Estlander is calling on students to mark the Year of Children’s and Youth Culture and the Estonia100 celebrations that will begin this April by giving Estonia a special gift – fixing up and preserving local heritage sites which may be forgotten or have fallen into disrepair.
Director Anu Aun and crew are busy making preparations for the filming of ‘Eia’s Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm’, a family film that will be made as one of the winning entries in the Estonia 100 feature film competition.
A total of 87 applications were submitted to the two project competitions organised by Estonia 100 and the Estonian government’s Compatriots’ Programme, of which 28 are to receive support. Nine of the projects are dedicated specifically to Estonia’s upcoming centenary celebrations, while the remaining 19 will help Estonian communities abroad organise cultural and educational projects or participate in cultural events in Estonia.
As part of the celebrations for Estonia’s centenary, an ambitious project is orchestrating a comprehensive upgrade to the country’s instrument collections and its music education overall.
The New Year marked the beginning of Finland’s centenary jubilee year with tens of thousands of events in Finland and abroad. In Estonia, the highlight of the jubilee year will be a joint Finnish-Estonian concert on June 10th.
Eesti Pank is announcing a competition to design a two-euro commemorative coin “Estonia’s road to independence” dedicated to the events that preceded Estonia’s independence. The coin will mark the approaching 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and will enter into circulation at the start of the second half of 2017.
The “Teomeeter” web application that has been created as a gift to Estonia for its upcoming centenary has joined forces with the Police and Border Guard Board to launch a campaign to collect 100 000 promises toward improving traffic culture in Estonia. If this goal is reached, the Police have promised to thank the Estonian people with a special surprise.
Some 16 000 spectators were on hand to watch 912 robots from 20 countries compete in Europe’s largest robotics competition Robotex that was held at the Tallinn University of Technology from 2-4 December. This annual competition has continued to grow over the years and aims to set a world record in 2017, just in time for Estonia’s centenary.
2017, the opening year of the Estonia 100 celebrations, will also be the Estonian Year of Child and Youth Culture during which youngsters will be encouraged to participate in cultural life both as spectators and as active participants. Children and youth are also the focus of the Estonia 100 celebrations.
Estonia 100 and the Estonian government’s Compatriots’ Programme both launched project competitions today aimed at providing support to Estonian communities abroad in organising cultural events, and strengthening ties between cultural groups, artists and other creative people in anticipation of Estonia’s upcoming centenary. The deadline for both competitions is 5 January 2017.
The winning entry in the Estonia 100 television drama competition, “The Bank”, focuses on real-life events that took place in the turbulent 1990s in Estonia. A very human drama unfolds against the backdrop of the historical events of this period which force the characters to continually re-evaluate both currency exchange rates as well as their beliefs and values. The ten-part series will be broadcast on Estonian Television beginning in the autumn of 2018 as part of the Estonia 100 centenary celebrations.