Victory Day in Estonia ― Date, History, and Details

Victory Day in Estonia

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History of Victory Day in Estonia and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

Victory Day is a national holiday in Estonia, commemorating the end of the Estonian War of Independence. It is celebrated on February 24, the day the Tartu Peace Treaty was signed in 1920. The treaty ended the Estonian War of Independence, which had begun in 1918.

Victory Day is a day for remembering and celebrating Estonia’s hard-won independence. It is also a day for reflection, for honoring those who sacrificed their lives for Estonia’s freedom, and for recommitting to the values of democracy and freedom.

The day begins with a military parade in Tallinn, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the War of Independence Memorial. The president of Estonia delivers a speech, and there are also speeches by veterans of the war. The day ends with a concert and fireworks.