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Wednesday, 31.08.2016, 03:25
Celebration of 92nd Anniversary of Estonia in Tallinn and in Tartu
Estonia plans wide celebration of the 92nd anniversary of the state; the events will take place both in Tartu and Tallinn, reported BC the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On Tuesday, February 23, wreaths will be laid on the gravesites of Estonian state figures in Metsakalmistu and state decorations will be handed out by the President of the Republic in the Bank of Estonia.
On the morning of February 24, a formal flag-raising ceremony will take place in Tallinn, where a speech will be given by Speaker of the Riigikogu Ene Ergma.
Wreaths will be placed at the base of the Monument to the War of Independence, a church service will take place in the Dome Church, and the Defence Forces parade will be held on Vabaduse Square. On the same day, a celebratory concert and the formal reception of the President of the Republic and Mrs Evelin Ilves will take place in the evening in the Vanemuine Concert Hall in Tartu.
The formal events will be attended by the President of the Republic, the speaker of the Riigikogu, the prime minister, members of the government and Riigikogu, and representatives of the diplomatic corps.