Restoration of Independence Day to be marked by TV Tower fireworks display
Restoration of Independence Day, which falls on Thursday, August 20, will be marked with fireworks launched from the Tallinn TV Tower – itself 40 years old this year – that evening.
Sami Tammi, the head of Pyrocom, a Finnish company conducting the display, says it is a technically complex undertaking, but that the result will be worth it.
"The burst, which will be projected into the sky from a height of more than 170 meters, will magnified almost a hundredfold. It will be visible from anywhere you can see the TV Tower on August 20," he said.
The display, which starts at 9.45 p.m., will also coincide with the end of a concert featuring Estonian rock legends Ruja at the nearby Song Festival Grounds, and ERR's Raadio 2 will broadcast a one-hour show starting at 9 p.m. next Thursday and including a live-link to the concert.
Coronavirus restrictions have kept larger gatherings to a minimum for Restoration of Independence Day this year. Current regulations restrict outdoor public events to 2,000 people and indoor ones to 1,500 people, or 50 percent of a venue's capacity, whichever is lower.
Completed in time for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, when Tallinn hosted the competition's sailing events, the TV Tower had a makeover in 2012 with a new visitor center and restaurant, and is one of the top three tourist spots in the capital.
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Editor: Andrew Whyte