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

Public Holidays

The following are holidays that mean days off:
Date English Name Estonian Name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day uusaasta
February 24 Independence Day iseseisvuspäev National holiday - celebrates the declaration of independence in 1918.
Moveable Friday Good Friday suur reede
Moveable Sunday Easter Sunday ülestõusmispühade 1. püha Commonly known as lihavõtted.
May 1 May Day kevadpüha
Moveable Whitsunday nelipühade 1. püha
June 23 Victory Day võidupüha Celebrates the victory in the Battle of Võnnu during the Estonian War of Independence.
June 24 St. John's Day or Midsummer Day jaanipäev Jaaniõhtu is celebrated in the night before Midsummer Day.
August 20 Day of Restoration of Independence taasiseseisvumispäev Celebrates Estonia's restoration of independence in 1991.
December 24 Christmas Eve jõululaupäev
December 25 Christmas Day esimene jõulupüha
December 26 Boxing Day teine jõulupüha


National Holidays

The following holidays do not give a day off:
Date English Name Estonian Name Remarks
January 6 Epiphany kolmekuningapäev
February 2 Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty Tartu rahulepingu aastapäev Treaty that ended the Estonian War of Independence
March 14 Native Language Day emakeelepäev Kristjan Jaak Peterson's birthday.
Moveable Sunday Mothers' Day emadepäev
June 4 National Flag Day Eesti lipu päev Date when the Flag of Estonia was first consecrated in 1884.
June 14 Day of Mourning and Commemoration leinapäev Commemorating the victims of Soviet deportations in 1941 and 1949.
September 22 Resistance Day vastupanuvõitluse päev Otto Tief's attempt to restore the Estonian independence in 1944
November 2 All Souls' Day hingedepäev
Moveable Sunday Fathers' Day isadepäev
November 16 Day of Declaration of Sovereignty taassünni päev Estonian Declaration of Sovereignty, which was issued in 1989.


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