Every year on August 20, Estonians celebrate the Day of the Restoration of Independence. It was on this day in 1991 that the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR adopted a resolution proclaiming the country's independence, and later it was recognized by other states as well.
The Day of Restoration of Independence in Estonia is celebrated on a grand scale, with the largest number of celebrations traditionally held in Tallinn. A number of official events are held, including international conferences, processions, ceremonies at the parliament building, meetings of former members of the Supreme Council, etc. On August 20, it is customary to remember historical events directly related to the restoration of the country's independence, to discuss the future of Estonia, to make solemn speeches, and to bring flowers to memorial sites. In addition, representatives of the authorities focus not only on already solved, but also on still existing problems, and talk about possible ways to overcome them.
In addition to official events, unofficial events are also held. Concerts are organized in Estonian cities, which everyone can attend. At such events, music of different directions and genres is performed. Concerts are also often held during which you can listen to traditional Estonian songs. Since 1998, August 20 has been a public holiday, so Estonians have the opportunity to attend any events in their city. To further emphasize the importance and solemnity of the holiday, state flags are raised high above all state institutions. Estonians also prefer to decorate their offices and homes with them.
On the Day of Restoration of Independence in Estonia, special attention is paid to organizing events for children and young people. In large cities, special children's zones are opened, games, entertainment and information events are held. On 20 August, special historical exhibitions are also organized for children and young people, thanks to which young Estonians can learn more about their country. All these activities are aimed at the formation of love and respect for their state.