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 2018

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • February 24 – Independence Day, anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
  • March 30 – Good Friday
  • April 1 – Easter Sunday
  • May 1 – Spring Day
  • May 20 – 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 2018

  • January 6 – Epiphany
  • February 2 – Anniversary of Tartu Peace Treaty
  • March 14 – Native Language Day
  • May 13 (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 9 (the second Sunday in September) – Grandparents’ Day
  • September 22 – Resistance Fighting Day
  • October 1 – Local Self-Government Day
  • October 20 (the third Saturday in October) – Tribal Day or The Day of Finno-Ugric Peoples
  • November 2 – All Souls’ Day
  • November 11 (the second Sunday in November) – Fathers’ Day
  • November 16 – Day of Declaration of Sovereignty

Flag days 2018

  • 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 13 (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 20 (the third Saturday in October) – Tribal Day or The Day of Finno-Ugric Peoples
  • November 11 (the second Sunday in November) – Father’s Day
  • The Election Day for the Riigikogu or local government, days when referendums are held and the Election Day for the European Parliament

Also are flag days

  • February 16 – Independence Day, Centenary of the Republic of Lithuania
  • November 11 – Independence Day, Centenary of the Republic of Poland
  • November 18 – Independence Day, Centenary of the Republic of Latvia

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

School holidays for 2018/2019

  • October 22–28 (2018)
  • December 24 (2018) – January 6 (2019)
  • February 25 – March 3
  • April 22–28
  • June 12 – August 31

School holidays for 2019/2020

  • October 21–27 (2019)
  • December 23 (2019) – January 5 (2020)
  • February 24 – March 1
  • April 20–26
  • June 10 – August 31

School holidays for 2020/2021

  • October 19–25 (2020)
  • December 23 (2020) – January 10 (2021)
  • February 22–28
  • April 19–25
  • June 14 – August 31

Last amended: 27-06-2018 00:00 | Compiled by: Government Office, Ministry of Education and Research