Today, on the National Flag Day of Estonia, nearly 700 people visited the Tall Hermann Tower. Besides people from Estonia, there were also visitors from Canada, China, France, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States.
At the flag hoisting ceremony in the morning, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor and Chairman of the Estonian Flag Association Jüri Trei delivered speeches. Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Urmas Viilma said the words of blessing. The ceremony was also attended by President of the Republic Kersti Kaljulaid and President Arnold Rüütel.
The flag hoisting ceremony in the Governor’s Garden was attended by the honour guards of the Defence League, Women’s Home Defence, Young Eagles, Home Daughters, Scouts, Guides and academic organisations, as well as the flag hoisting units of societies, associations and schools. The orchestra of the Defence Forces played and the choirs of the Estonian Female Song Society sang at the ceremony.
Today Estonia celebrated the 133rd anniversary of the consecration of its blue-black-and-white flag.