Skip navigation


On Saturday, 20 August, the 31st anniversary of restoration of independence of Estonia, the Tall Hermann Tower will be open to visitors.

The Tall Hermann Tower is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance is from the Governor’s Garden. In order to ensure smooth entrance, visitors will be distributed free tickets showing the time of entry to the tower. The number of free tickets is limited.

The celebrations will begin at 11 a.m. with a memorial ceremony at the 20 August Memorial Stone at Toompea. Mr Ants Veetõusme, President of the August 20th Club, will deliver a speech. President of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas will lay flowers at the memorial stone on behalf of the Riigikogu. President of the Republic Alar Karis and Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will also attend the ceremony.

At noon, the August 20 Club will hold its traditional festive meeting in the White Hall of Toompea Castle. President of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas and Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will deliver the welcoming address to the Club. Member of the August 20 Club Johannes Kass will give the keynote speech.

The August 20 Club, founded in 1994, unites the people who were elected to the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia in 1990, and voted for the resolution to restore the independence of Estonia.

31 years ago, on 20 August 1991 at 11.03 p.m., the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia adopted the Resolution on the National Independence of Estonia, with 69 votes in favour.

Riigikogu Press Service
Merilin Kruuse
Phone: +372 631 6592, +372 510 6179
E-mail: [email protected]
Questions: [email protected]