Independence Day Celebrations to Move to Pärnu in 2014 ({{commentsTotal}})


The annual February 24th Independence Day concert and formal reception will be held in Pärnu next year.

Toomas Sildam, the President's public relations adviser, told on Monday that the President has asked the Defense Forces to also hold the parade in the same city.

The concert and the President's formal reception will take place in Jõhvi in 2015, while the parade is likely to be held in neighboring Narva that year. In 2016 the festivities move back to the capital.

“We must highlight the importance of other regions. If needed, but in reality very often, we must officially show that Estonia does not end with Tallinn,” President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said in 2006. Since then, the official Independence Day events have more often been held in other regional centers - in Tartu in 2007, 2010 and 2012, and in Jõhvi in 2009.

+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long

Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: