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Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Estonia

  • Before planning a trip around a festival, verify the festival dates on the festival's website or with a local tourist information office. For more information about these and other events, visit the official tourism site for Estonia.
  • 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.
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January 1:  New Year's Day (closures)

Throughout February:  Tartu Food and Wine Festival

February 11–20:  Tallinn Winter Festival

February 24:  National Day (celebrates Estonia's 1918 declaration of independence; closures)

April 15–April 17:  Easter weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday; closures)

May 1:  May Day (parades, closures)

June 3–5:  Old Town Days (music and parades), Tallinn

June 5 & 6:  Pentecost and Whit Monday

June 23:  Victory Day (celebrates decisive 1919 battle in Estonia's War of Independence; closures)

June 23–24:  Midsummer's Eve and Midsummer's Day (feasts; closures)

July 28–31:  Viljandi Folk Music Festival

Early August (1 week, likely):  Birgitta Festival, Tallinn (musical theater held in Pirita convent)

August 20:  Day of Restoration of Independence (celebrates Estonia's 1991 independence; some closures)

August 21–28:  Tallinn Chamber Music Festival

Mid-September (3 days):  Wandering Lights Festival, Tallinn (light-based installations in Kadriorg Park)

December 24–25:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (closures)

December 26:  Boxing Day (some closures)