Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Highlights from Estonian Independence Day 2015

If you are like me and weren't able to make it to Estonia for Independence Day this year, you can still catch the highlights from this selection of photographs. Each year the Independence Day parade rotates and is held in a different Estonian city, this year it was Narva's turn.

The day began by raising the national flag at Hermann Castle in Narva.

President Ilves lays a wreath in honour of the fallen soldiers.

Independence memorial in Narva.

Estonian dignitaries.

A beautiful sight to behold, the Estonian national colours - blue, black & white!

Defence force parade in St.Peter's Plaza, Narva. 

It's good to see the local population getting involved.

Many watched on and celebrated at home.

Later in the day President Ilves gave his speech to the nation. You can read it here: