The total number of guests that President Kersti Kaljulaid will invite to the reception held on Feb. 24 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will be higher than usual, and may reach about 1,500.
"Regarding the number of guests, we have previously said that apparently there will be slightly more of them than last year, for instance, and if we're talking numbers, then 1,500 apparently isn't very far off the mark," Taavi Linnamäe, the president's PR adviser, told BNS on Thursday.
Typically, about 1,000 guests are invited to the annual Independence Day reception hosted by the head of state.
The president's centennial reception and concert will be held at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu, which is a significantly larger venue than Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn, where the events usually take place.
Linnamäe remained tight-lipped, however, about the identity of the Estonia 100 concert's artistic director or lineup of performers.
Editor: Aili Vahtla