Independence parade cancelledSaturday, February 24, 2007 at 6:36 | Posted in Estonia, tallinn | 5 Comments
The traditional military parade in Tallinn on the Estonian independence day has been cancelled due to cold weather. The temperature in Tallinn is – 18 °C as I type. The Estonian flag will be raised in an hour in a ceremony outside the House of Parliament on Toompea Hill.
The traditional presidential reception and concert is going to take place tonight in Tartu. The event has earlier taken place in Tallinn but president Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who took office last fall, initiated the change of the scene. The president is also expected to deliver his first independence day speech.
The Estonian Declaration of Independence was first publically read in Pärnu 23rd February 1918. It was formally adopted in Tallinn on 24th February. The German
Landeswehr troops invaded Tallinn on 25th of February which marked the beginning of the Estonian freedom war.