Join the Estonia 100 celebrations!

Source: Visit Estonia

Join the Estonia 100 celebrations!

  • Estonia celebrates 100th birthday   Source: Raigo Pajula

Everyone can take part in Estonia's 100th anniversary with international events, games and more.

100 years of the Republic of Estonia

Estonia declared its independence on February 24th, 1918. It was the culmination of years of strides towards sovereignty, spanning 1917 to 1920. One hundred years later, Estonia is commemorating its statehood by hosting the EU Council presidency, kicking off national initiatives for youth and children and staging an unprecedented number of cultural events. Check out the local programme here.

Global party

Today, there are about 1.3 million people living in Estonia. A further 125,000 people with Estonian heritage live abroad, which might explain why Ernest Hemingway once said, "In every port in the world, at least two Estonians can be found." Concerts, art exhibitions, and more taking place around the world make Estonia's centenary a truly global occasion. Even if you're not in Estonia this year, you can join the celebrations from your country! View the international programme here

Do you have Estonian in you?

Try pronouncing words in the Estonian Tryouts game and enter to win a free trip.  

Photo by: Paul Meiesaar

Play a game to win a trip

In celebration of the centenary, Estonia is sharing its uniquely beautiful language with the world. Estonian is quite different than other European languages. It belongs to the Finno-Ugric group, along with Finnish and Hungarian. It uses some special letters: ä, ö, ü and õ, but don't let that scare you! Play the game, try to pronounce Estonian words and enter a monthly raffle to win a free trip for two to Estonia! Who knows, maybe you have some Estonian in you! Use #estonia100 and #visitestonia to share your results with friends. Play Estonian Tryouts here

Last updated : 10.10.2018

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