We’d like to invite you to the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia,
taking place from April 2017 to February 2020.
This page keeps you posted in terms of the events and preparations
of the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia.
On this page, you can let us know what gifts you want to give to Estonia
and find any contributors, if necessary.
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.
On 6 December an award ceremony was held to honour the young inventors who have submitted an entry to the “Estonian Inventor” competition.
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.
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.
More than 150 cultural, educational, scientific and technological events to be held in 2017 and 2018 will receive funding from the Estonia 100 and EU Presidency international programme. The events were selected from nearly 400 project applications.
Registration for the football friendlies that will take place between teams from Estonia and Finland on 10 June 2017 has begun. Professional, amateur, men’s, women’s, boy’s, girl’s and beach and indoor football teams are all invited to register.
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.
Companies and organisations operating in Estonia have a significant role to play in the celebrations of the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia. To this end, it is possible to create a separate account for your company or organisation here in order to contribute to the preparations as you see fit. You may add your gift ideas as well as support others’ ideas either financially or otherwise.
Perhaps it will be precisely your company or organisation that can help to realise some ideas in your very own neighbourhood.
Let us use the following hashtags while distributing information about Estonia's centenary on social media: #Estonia100, #EstonianRepublic100, #giftforEstonia, #Estonia100gift