Ilus Eesti, beautiful Estonia. My family's homeland. Estonia's countryside and people have an endearing gentleness about them which you fall in love with slowly and imperceptibly. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Estonians' courage and determination to survive despite centuries of repression, tyranny and foreign occupation. This blog showcases all the things I love about Estonia and seeks to enlighten readers about everything this unique country has to offer.
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Viljandi woman shares her birthday with the Republic of Estonia
Viljandi resident Amalie-Vilhelmine Saia celebrated her 106th birthday yesterday. She was seven years old when Estonia declared its independence in 1918 and remembers it well. Yesterday she recounted her story.