Estonian Flag

Estonia – The combination of the blue, black and white colours of the Estonian national flag is one of the most important and most beloved national symbols. Of the colours, blue represents the nation’s bright future and indicates the NordicRead More

Christmas 2017

Estonia – There is a quiet snowfall on Christmas Eve. The moon is bright and stars are shining up high. A couple of bullfinches are snuggled up on the window sill. The children have just finished building a snowman and haveRead More

Estonian Fauna – The Lynx

Estonia – The lynx or the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is a species belonging to the Felidae family. Lynxes are medium-sized and have long legs; they weigh up to 30 kg. The largest lynx caught in Estonia weighed 40 kg.Read More

Orjaku Leading Light Lighthouses

Estonia – The Orjaku leading light lighthouses are located on the southern coast of Hiiu County by Jausa Bay and signal a safe fairway to Orjaku Port. The lighthouses made of mounted reinforced concrete rings were built in Orjaku inRead More

Konrad Mägi – Landscape with a Red Cloud

Estonia – The Estonian artist Konrad Mägi (1878–1925) was one of the first modernist painters of northern and eastern Europe. His art is characterised by powerful colours, and he synthesised the major art trends of the time into a uniqueRead More

The World Orienteering Championships 2017

Estonia – Estonia will host the World Orienteering Championships that will take place in the beginning of July (30 June to 7 July) in Tartu and South Estonia. It is a peak event that will bring to Estonia fifty countriesRead More

Constitution of the Republic of Estonia 25 years

Estonia – After the restoration of the independence of the state the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia formed a 60-member Constitutional Assembly that included an equal number of members of the Supreme Council and of the Congress ofRead More

Reformation 500 Years

Estonia – The five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation is celebrated all over the world. The Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) has officially given the title of reformation city both to Tallinn and Tartu. In 1517 the monkRead More

Estonian Presidency of the Council of EU

Estonia – In July 2017, Estonia will hold its first Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This means that for a 6-month period, Estonia will be responsible for finding common ground between the interests and positions of all EURead More

Europa 2017 – Castles – Keila-Joa Castle

Estonia – The design of the Castle of Keila – Joa was made by the Saint Peterburg architect Hans Stackenschneider who later became a court architect and the most important representative of the historical style in Russia. The castle was builtRead More

The Lions Movement 100 Years

Estonia – Lions Clubs international, the biggest charitable organization of the world that received its beginning from Chicago on June 7 1917, marks this year its 100th anniversary. The aim of the movement is to help above all persons that needRead More

100 years of Estonian figure skating

Estonia – By the beginning of the 20th century figure skating became widespread in Estonia and the logical continuation was to organize Estonian championships. The first Estonian champions were ascertained on February 26, 1917 on the Tallinn Kalev skating rink, theRead More