Sunday, 1 August 2021

Estonia to celebrate 30 years since restoring independence

On August 20 Estonia will mark the 30th anniversary of the restoration of its independence. For 51 years Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union, briefly interrupted from 1941 to 1944 by the Nazi occupation, a long dark period in the country's history. Every Estonian dreamed of seeing their beloved homeland free again but sadly not everyone lived to see it happen. Despite many attempts, the freedom movement didn't gain momentum until 1989 when the Baltic Chain and Singing Revlution took place. From then, change started to occur and Estonian leaders seized the opportunities that led to the restoration of the country's independence.

To mark the occasion a concert will be held at the Song Festival Grounds in Tallinn on August 20.

The path that lead to Estonia regaining its freedom.