Estonia 100

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Mextonia: the story behind the most colourful gift for Estonia’s first centennial

An unprecedented street art festival Mextonia brings together Mexican, Estonian and other international artists for one purpose: to create the most remarkable gift for Estonia’s upcoming centennial. Before New Zealand artist Aaron Glasson arrived in Estonia this summer, he knew next to nothing about the country. Yet what remains of …

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Hundreds gather in LA to celebrate Estonia and their heritage

The West Coast Estonian Days, taking place from 31 August to 4 September, will see several hundreds of visitors celebrating Estonian culture, identity and the upcoming centenary of the republic. The United States hosts one of the most vibrant Estonian expat communities in the world – there are cultural societies, …

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Estonia’s Youth Song and Dance Celebration creates a thrill in Tallinn

Almost 40,000 young singers and dancers gather to the Estonian capital to take part in the 12th Youth Song and Dance Celebration, lauding the connection between the younger generation, their homeland, their culture and the older generation – their roots. The tradition of the Estonian song celebrations dates back to …

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The Estonian Lutheran church celebrates its centenary

The Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrated its centenary with a congress in Tartu, having gathered together the church’s members, voluntary helpers, workers and clergy. The church had dedicated the years 2017 and 2018 to the topic “Landmarks of Freedom” to remember and celebrate the anniversaries on events that have influenced …

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Estonia marks its centenary with a special programme for youngsters

From a touring theatre to country-wide ping pong, children and young people will be spoilt for choice during Estonia’s centenary celebrations. Estonia 100, the country’s ambitious celebration of its centenary in 2018, is not just a chance to host a couple of parades and party in a blue-black-and-white bubble of …

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Celebrations in St Petersburg mark 100 years from the demonstration of Estonians

Celebrations will be held in St Petersburg, Russia, to mark the passing of 100 years from the demonstration of Estonians in support of their country’s autonomy. The 1917 Russian revolution and the generally unstable situation in the country created the opportunity for Estonians to demand self-governance. The impetus for independence …

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Estonia 100: the gift of security – Andres Simonson

In 2018, Estonia will celebrate its 100th birthday, and many wonderful and relevant gifts have been proposed; however, ensuring national security may be the most practical gift of all. As Estonia approaches the century mark in 2018, birthday gifts are already trickling in. In this case, with a country celebrating 100 …

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