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.
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.
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.
There are many ways how businesses can contribute to the approaching centenary celebrations. Besides marketing potential, it is a great way to give a meaningful gift for Estonia and its people.
Alo Põldmäe is a collector of pianos, composer, teacher of music and musicologist whose dream is to locate 100 different brands of piano that are in some way related to Estonia in honour of Estonia’s centenary.
Let´s use #Estonia100 as hashtag while distributing information about Estonia's centenary on social media