Come to the flag hoisting ceremony at Toompea!
In the early morning of the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, everyone is welcome to attend the flag hoisting ceremony in the Governor’s Garden at Toompea. The flag will be raised at 7.34 a.m., while the national anthem is played.
President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor will make a speech. Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Urmas Viilma will say the words of blessing. The Estonian Declaration of Independence, proclaimed in 1918, will be read out.
The Estonian Male Choir Association male choirs and the Estonian Police and Border Guard Orchestra will perform.
The ceremony will end at around 8 a.m.
Let us start the anniversary of Estonia together!
The Riigikogu and Toompea Castle are open to the public all year round. You can visit the sittings, the Castle and the art exhibitions, and take a guided tour (incl. within an educational programme) free of charge.
Tour guides conduct fascinating tours of the parliament for both groups and individual visitors. You need to register for tours. No booking is required for visiting the exhibitions and plenary sittings, which can be followed from the guest balcony.
In addition to this, the Riigikogu celebrates the anniversary of the Estonian Constituent Assembly with an Open House every April. You are very welcome!