- Before planning a trip around a festival, verify the festival dates on the festival’s website or with a local tourist information office.
- This list includes major festivals in major cities, plus national holidays observed throughout Estonia. Many sights and banks close down on national holidays — keep it in mind when planning your itinerary. Note that this isn’t a complete list; holidays can strike without warning.
August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence (celebrates Estonia’s 1991 independence; some closures)
December 24–25: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (closures)
December 26: Boxing Day (some closures)
January 1: New Year’s Day (closures)
February 24: National Day (celebrates Estonia’s 1918 declaration of independence; some closures)
April 3–6: Easter weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday; closures)
May 1: May Day (parades, some closures)
Late May–early June 7: Old Town Days (music and parades, Tallinn)
May 24–25: Pentecost and Whit Monday
June 23: Victory Day (celebrates decisive 1919 battle in Estonia’s War of Independence; some closures)
June 23–24: Midsummer’s Eve and Midsummer’s Day (feasts; some closures)