National, public and school holidays

National holiday, which is a day off :

  • February 24 – Independence Day, anniversary of the Republic of Estonia

Public holidays and days off 2017

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • February 24 – Independence Day, anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
  • April 14 – Good Friday
  • April 16 – Easter Sunday
  • May 1 – Spring Day
  • June 4 – Pentecost
  • June 23 – Victory Day
  • June 24 – Midsummer Day
  • August 20 – Day of Restoration of Independence
  • December 24 – Christmas Eve
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • December 26 – Boxing Day

The working day directly preceding New Year’s Day, Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, Victory Day and Christmas Eve is reduced by three hours.

National holidays 2016

  • January 6 – Epiphany
  • February 2 – Anniversary of Tartu Peace Treaty
  • March 14 – Native Language Day
  • May 14 (the second Sunday in May) – Mothers’ Day
  • June 4 – National Flag Day
  • June 14 – Day of Mourning and Commemoration
  • August 23 – European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
  • September 10 (the second Sunday in September) – Grandparents’ Day
  • September 22 – Resistance Fighting Day
  • October 21 (the third Saturday in October) – Tribal Day or The Day of Finno-Ugric Peoples
  • November 2 – All Souls’ Day
  • November 12 (the second Sunday in November) – Fathers’ Day
  • November 16 – Day of Declaration of Sovereignty

Flag days 2016

  • January 3 – Day of Commemoration of the Estonian War of Independence fighters
  • February 2 – Anniversary of Tartu Peace Treaty
  • February 24 – Independence Day; Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
  • March 14 – Native Language Day
  • April 23 – Veterans Day
  • May 9 – Europe Day
  • May 14 (the second Sunday in May) – Mothers’ Day
  • June 4 – National Flag Day
  • June 14 – Day of Mourning and Commemoration
  • June 23 – Victory Day
  • June 24 – Midsummer Day
  • August 20 – Day of Restoration of Independence
  • September 1 – Day of Knowledge
  • October 21 (the third Saturday in October) – Tribal Day or The Day of Finno-Ugric Peoples
  • November 12 (the second Sunday in November) – Father’s Day
  • The Election Day for the Riigikogu or local government (October 15, 2017), days when referendums are held and the Election Day for the European Parliament

School holidays for 2016/2017

  • October 22–30 – Autumn holiday
  • December 23 2016 – January 8 2017 – Christmas holiday
  • March 18–26 – Spring holiday
  • June 7 – August 31 – Summer holiday

School holidays for 2017/2018

  • October 21–29
  • December 23 2017 – January 7 2018
  • February 24 – March 4
  • April 21 – May 1
  • June 12 – August 31