On the 132nd anniversary of the Estonian flag on Saturday, 4 June from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., everyone can visit the Tall Hermann Tower in order to see close up the national flag that symbolises our independence and enjoy the view of Tallinn from the tower.
This year we celebrate the 132nd anniversary of the consecration of our blue, black and white flag. On this occasion, the Board of the Riigikogu and the Estonian Flag Association invite everybody to the solemn hoisting of the flag of Estonia at 7 a.m. in the Governor’s Garden at Toompea, at the foot of the Tall Hermann Tower.
The flag will be hoisted at the Tall Hermann Tower by the representatives of the Estonian School in Helsinki (Latokartano Basic School), the Estonian Female Song Society and the Young Eagles of the Estonian Defence League. During the hoisting of the flag, the national anthem of the Republic of Estonia is performed. President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor and chairman of the Estonian Flag Association Jüri Trei will speak at the ceremony. Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Urmas Viilma will say the words of blessing.
The choirs of the Estonian Female Song Society, the Orchestra of the Estonian Defence Forces, the Flag Duty Team of the Estonian Defence League, scouts, guides, academic organisations, several societies and associations with their flags will participate in the festive ceremony.
The choirs will perform “Hoia, Jumal, Eestit” (”God Protect Estonia”, music by Juhan Aavik, words by Aleksander Leopold Raudkepp) and “Eesti lipp” (“Flag of Estonia”, music by Enn Võrk, words by Martin Lipp).
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