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.
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
A Look Back at Estonian Independence Day Celebrations from 1919-1940
Last month the Estonian newspaper Postimees published a good overview of Estonian Independence Day celebrations between the years 1919-1940. The article features many old photographs and videos. I enjoy looking through these old artefacts as this is the period in which my Estonian grandparents grew up in Estonia before they were forced to flee.