Gallery: Riigikogu Open Day highlights Year of Libraries, civil protection
The Riigikogu celebrated its 103rd anniversary by holding an Open House Day on Saturday (April 23).
The day began with a welcome concert by Tallinn Trumpet Ensemble on the balcony of Toompea Castle and President of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas (Center) greeted the visitors in the courtyard of the Castle.
Guided tours are held throughout the day in Toompea Castle, visitors can meet MPs and climb the Pikk Hermann Tower.
To celebrate the Year of Libraries, the National Library will hold a pop-up library and web games, and the Tallinn Central Library will set up a reading nest with comic books, virtual reality, and will bring its Katarina Jee Mobile Library.
In the cafeteria, MPs Heiki Hepner, Raimond Kaljulaid (SDE), Henn Põlluaas (EKRE), Mati Raidma, and Marko Šorin will discuss civil protection which will be moderated by Urmas Vaino.
A traditional quiz show took place in the Conference Hall between teams from schools and the Riigikogu team.
The Open House Day ends with the concert by the Defence League band Mustad Kolonelid in the courtyard.
The first representative body elected by the people in independent Estonia – the Constituent Assembly – convened in Tallinn on April 23, 1919. The Riigikogu is celebrating its anniversary for the first time after a two-year interval.
The entrance and all the activities and events are free of charge.
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Editor: Helen Wright