Thursday 29 February 2024

Estonian genealogist Fred Puss reveals many famous people have Estonian roots

Fred Puss, head of the Estonian Biographical Centre in Tartu was recently interviewed on the TV program Ringvaade. His discussed his research in which he found that politicans Boris Johnson, Ursula von der Leyen, Alexander Stubb and Franklin Delano Roosevelt all have Estonian ancestors. Many of Europe's Royal families also have links to Estonia.  The bloodlines of Britain's King Charles III, along with those of King Frederik X of Denmark, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Harald V of Norway can all be traced back to Estonia.

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Tuesday 27 February 2024

Estonia defeats Lithuania for the first time ever in men's basketball

Estonia made history in the FIBA EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers as they defeated Lithuania 65-59 to remain undefeated in Group H of the competition. Estonia had lost all eight previous match-ups against Lithuania, but the home game was spurred on by the local Tallinn crowd and victory was achieved.

The qualifiers will now take a break until November, when Estonia will next face Poland in an away game. Eurobasket 2025 is to take place August-September of next year.

Monday 26 February 2024

There is no better colour combination than blue-black-white 'sinimustvalge'!

It was great to see national pride in abundance on Independence Day. Our beloved blue black and white Estonian flag and other Estonian symbols could be seen everywhere, not only in the streets of Estonia and within people's home, but all over social media too.  It was a joy to see all the different images people shared. Here are some of my favourites.


Saturday 24 February 2024

Friday 23 February 2024

Estonia - Inspiring and Beautiful Nature

Estonian Independence Day Quiz

Tomorrow is Estonian Independence Day and to mark the occasion I have created this quiz. I have always enjoyed quiz games and learning new facts - I hope you like it!

Wednesday 21 February 2024

February 24 marks the106th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia

On Saturday, Estonians around the world will celebrate the 106th birthday of the Republic of Estonia. In Estonia celebrations will be held across the country with a wide variety of events. In Tallinn Independence Day celebrations will begin with the official flag raising ceremony at Toompea in the Governor's Garden at 7:34am. A reading of the Estonian Declaration of Independence will also take place. At noon the military parade will start on Tallinn's Freedom Square. The military parade will be presided over by President Karis and commanded by General Martin Herem, Chief of the Estonian Defence Forces.

If you are going to be in Tallinn for Independence day and looking for some interesting things to do, here are some events to consider.

Vabamu Museum will open at 8am. In addition to their permanent exhibition "Freedom Without Borders," visitors can explore the temporary exhibition "Out from Behind the Stove! 150 Years of Estonian Women's Movement History."  

Bank of Estonia Museum has a special Independence Day program. 

Family Day starts at 11am at the Estonian History Museum in Maarjamäe Castle.

Independence Day concert at the House of the Blackheads will start ar 1pm. Tallinn Chamber Choir perform.

Women's choir "Kaja" and Estonian Men's Choir perform at Kaja Cultural Centre at 3pm. 

There will be an Independence Day rave at Kinomaja that will start at 11pm.