Saturday, 4 June 2016

Eesti Lipu Päev / Estonian Flag Day

The 4th of June marks National Flag Day in Estonia. On this day we honour our beloved blue, black and white flag which will be flown proudly across the country today.

The Estonian flag originated in Otepää in 1884.
It was first used as a students' flag before being adopted as the national flag of Estonia.

A patriotic song honouring the tricolour flag is 'Eesti Lipp' (Estonian Flag). 
It was written by Nõo pastor Martin Lipp in the late 1890s. 

St. Lawrence Lutheran church in Nõo.
It is one of the oldest churches in Estonia.