Public holidays in Estonia

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All official holidays in Estonia are established by acts of Parliament.

Public holidays[edit]

The following are holidays that mean days off:

Date English Name Estonian Name Remarks
1 January New Year's Day uusaasta
24 February Independence Day iseseisvuspäev National Day – celebrates the declaration of independence in 1918.
Moveable Friday Good Friday suur reede
Moveable Sunday Easter Sunday ülestõusmispühade 1. püha Commonly known as lihavõtted or munadepühad.
1 May Spring Day kevadpüha
Moveable Sunday Whit Sunday nelipühade 1. püha
23 June Victory Day Võidupüha Celebrates the victory in the Battle of Võnnu during the Estonian War of Independence.
24 June Midsummer Day Jaanipäev Jaaniõhtu is celebrated in the night before Midsummer Day.
20 August Independence Restoration Day taasiseseisvumispäev Celebrates Estonia's restoration of independence in 1991.
24 December Christmas Eve jõululaupäev
25 December Christmas Day esimene jõulupüha
26 December Second Day of Christmas teine jõulupüha

National holidays[edit]

The following holidays do not give a day off:

Date English Name Estonian Name Remarks
6 January The Epiphany kolmekuningapäev
2 February Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty Tartu rahulepingu aastapäev Treaty that ended the Estonian War of Independence
14 March Native Language Day emakeelepäev Kristjan Jaak Peterson's birthday.
Moveable Sunday Mother's Day emadepäev Held on the second Sunday of May.
4 June National Flag Day Eesti lipu päev Date when the Flag of Estonia was first consecrated in 1884.
14 June Day of Mourning and Commemoration leinapäev Commemorating the victims of Soviet deportations in 1941 and 1949.
23 August European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism kommunismi ja natsismi ohvrite mälestuspäev Day when the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was signed in 1939.
Moveable Sunday Grandparents Day vanavanemate päev Held on the second Sunday of September.
22 September Resistance Fighting Day vastupanuvõitluse päev Otto Tief's attempt to restore Estonian independence in 1944
1 October Local government Day omavalitsuspäev
2 November All Souls' Day hingedepäev
Moveable Sunday Father's Day isadepäev Held on the second Sunday of November.
16 November Day of Declaration of Sovereignty taassünni päev Estonian Declaration of Sovereignty, which was issued in 1988.