Eesti Vabadussõda 1918-1920 Published 1937, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Independence Day around the world



Independence Day is a national holiday that commemorates the day a country declared its independence from a colonial power or foreign domination. Many countries around the world celebrate their independence with parades, fireworks, and other festivities.

Independence Day it is a time to celebrate the country's history and culture, and to reflect on the struggle for independence and the sacrifices made to achieve it. While the traditions and celebrations may vary from country to country, the spirit of national pride and unity is universal.


Independence Day in Estonia


Independence Day in Estonia is celebrated annually on February 24th, commemorating the country's declaration of independence from Soviet Union in 1918.

Estonia's journey towards independence was not an easy one, as it has been under the control of various foreign powers throughout its history, including Denmark, Sweden, Poland-Lithuania, Germany, and Russia. However, after the collapse of the Russian Empire in World War I, Estonia seized the opportunity to declare itself independent. The Provisional Government declared the independence of the Republic of Estonia on February 24, 1918, following the withdrawal of German troops, and this day was later established as the national independence day.

Independence Day is celebrated with ceremonies and parades, as well as cultural events, such as concerts and exhibitions. The President of Estonia also delivers a speech to the nation, and the national flag is raised to the top of the pole in the morning, signaling the official start of the celebrations.

The restoration of Estonia's independence in 1991 after being occupied by the Soviet Union for decades, was celebrated as one of the most pivotal moments in the country's history. It marked the end of decades of repression, suppression of national identity and human rights abuses.

Today, Estonia is a democracy, with free market economy and a member of EU and NATO, it is considered as one of the most advanced digital societies in the world.

Overall, Independence Day in Estonia is a day of celebration and reflection. It serves as a reminder of the country's long and difficult struggle for independence and freedom, and of the sacrifices made by the people of Estonia to achieve it. It is a day to honor the nation's history and heritage, and to celebrate the achievements of the past and look to the future with hope and optimism.

2024

Date
Country
Sat 24 Feb
Estonia
Tue 27 Feb
Dominican Republic
Wed 06 Mar
Ghana
Mon 11 Mar
Lithuania
Thu 21 Mar
Namibia
Mon 25 Mar
Greece
Thu 04 Apr
Senegal
Sat 01 Jun
Samoa
Wed 12 Jun
Philippines
Tue 25 Jun
Mozambique
Sun 30 Jun
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Thu 04 Jul
United States of America
Fri 05 Jul
Algeria
Fri 05 Jul
Cape Verde
Fri 05 Jul
Venezuela
Sat 06 Jul
Malawi
Tue 09 Jul
Argentina
Fri 26 Jul
Liberia
Sun 28 Jul
Peru
Sun 28 Jul
Peru
Tue 06 Aug
Bolivia
Thu 15 Aug
Republic of the Congo
Sat 17 Aug
Indonesia
Sat 24 Aug
Ukraine
Tue 27 Aug
Moldova
Sat 07 Sep
Brazil
Sun 15 Sep
Guatemala
Sun 22 Sep
Bulgaria
Wed 09 Oct
Uganda
Thu 10 Oct
Cuba
Thu 24 Oct
Zambia
Mon 28 Oct
Czech Republic
Mon 11 Nov
Angola
Mon 11 Nov
Poland
Sat 30 Nov
Barbados
Fri 06 Dec
Finland

2025

Date
Country
Mon 24 Feb
Estonia
Thu 27 Feb
Dominican Republic
Thu 06 Mar
Ghana
Tue 11 Mar
Lithuania
Fri 21 Mar
Namibia
Tue 25 Mar
Greece
Fri 04 Apr
Senegal
Sun 01 Jun
Samoa
Thu 12 Jun
Philippines
Wed 25 Jun
Mozambique
Mon 30 Jun
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Fri 04 Jul
United States of America
Sat 05 Jul
Algeria
Sat 05 Jul
Cape Verde
Sat 05 Jul
Venezuela
Sun 06 Jul
Malawi
Wed 09 Jul
Argentina
Sat 26 Jul
Liberia
Mon 28 Jul
Peru
Mon 28 Jul
Peru
Wed 06 Aug
Bolivia
Fri 15 Aug
Republic of the Congo
Sun 17 Aug
Indonesia
Sun 24 Aug
Ukraine
Wed 27 Aug
Moldova
Sun 07 Sep
Brazil
Mon 15 Sep
Guatemala
Mon 22 Sep
Bulgaria
Thu 09 Oct
Uganda
Fri 10 Oct
Cuba
Fri 24 Oct
Zambia
Tue 28 Oct
Czech Republic
Tue 11 Nov
Angola
Tue 11 Nov
Poland
Sun 30 Nov
Barbados
Sat 06 Dec
Finland

2026

Date
Country
Tue 24 Feb
Estonia
Fri 27 Feb
Dominican Republic
Fri 06 Mar
Ghana
Wed 11 Mar
Lithuania
Sat 21 Mar
Namibia
Wed 25 Mar
Greece
Sat 04 Apr
Senegal
Mon 01 Jun
Samoa
Fri 12 Jun
Philippines
Thu 25 Jun
Mozambique
Tue 30 Jun
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sat 04 Jul
United States of America
Sun 05 Jul
Algeria
Sun 05 Jul
Cape Verde
Sun 05 Jul
Venezuela
Mon 06 Jul
Malawi
Thu 09 Jul
Argentina
Sun 26 Jul
Liberia
Tue 28 Jul
Peru
Tue 28 Jul
Peru
Thu 06 Aug
Bolivia
Sat 15 Aug
Republic of the Congo
Mon 17 Aug
Indonesia
Mon 24 Aug
Ukraine
Thu 27 Aug
Moldova
Mon 07 Sep
Brazil
Tue 15 Sep
Guatemala
Tue 22 Sep
Bulgaria
Fri 09 Oct
Uganda
Sat 10 Oct
Cuba
Sat 24 Oct
Zambia
Wed 28 Oct
Czech Republic
Wed 11 Nov
Angola
Wed 11 Nov
Poland
Mon 30 Nov
Barbados
Sun 06 Dec
Finland

2027

Date
Country
Wed 24 Feb
Estonia
Sat 27 Feb
Dominican Republic
Sat 06 Mar
Ghana
Thu 11 Mar
Lithuania
Sun 21 Mar
Namibia
Thu 25 Mar
Greece
Sun 04 Apr
Senegal
Tue 01 Jun
Samoa
Sat 12 Jun
Philippines
Fri 25 Jun
Mozambique
Wed 30 Jun
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sun 04 Jul
United States of America
Mon 05 Jul
Algeria
Mon 05 Jul
Cape Verde
Mon 05 Jul
Venezuela
Tue 06 Jul
Malawi
Fri 09 Jul
Argentina
Mon 26 Jul
Liberia
Wed 28 Jul
Peru
Wed 28 Jul
Peru
Fri 06 Aug
Bolivia
Sun 15 Aug
Republic of the Congo
Tue 17 Aug
Indonesia
Tue 24 Aug
Ukraine
Fri 27 Aug
Moldova
Tue 07 Sep
Brazil
Wed 15 Sep
Guatemala
Wed 22 Sep
Bulgaria
Sat 09 Oct
Uganda
Sun 10 Oct
Cuba
Sun 24 Oct
Zambia
Thu 28 Oct
Czech Republic
Thu 11 Nov
Angola
Thu 11 Nov
Poland
Tue 30 Nov
Barbados
Mon 06 Dec
Finland