вторник, 18 августа 2015 г.

Mustvee, the capital of Peipus, is celebrating the Day of Restoration of Estonian Independence

On 20 August 2015, Mustvee, the capital of Peipus, will be celebrating the Day of Restoration of Estonian Independence with a festive ceremony, raising the national flag in the town’s central square. In addition to the performance by the town’s brass band at the festive ceremony taking place in front of the town’s cultural palace, speeches will be made to residents by the town's leaders, Mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur and Chair of the City Council Riina Pajula, as well as Pastor Enok Haamer from the Mustvee Lutheran Church.
The Day of Restoration of Estonian Independence is a public holiday in the Republic of Estonia. Celebrated on 20 August of each year, it marks the date on which the de facto restoration of the Republic of Estonia was declared with the decision on the Independence of the Estonian State by the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia, which was approved by the Estonian Committee at the session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia on 20 August 1991.
The Public Holidays and Days of National Importance Act was adopted by the Riigikogu on 27 January 1998. The Act was subsequently amended, with the Day of Restoration of Independence being set as a public holiday and day of rest, the first celebration of which took place nationally on 20 August of that year.