Estonia Public Holidays 2017


 
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Estonia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Estonia Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
Feb.    Fri Iseseisvuspäev (Independence Day)
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Sun Easter
May     Mon Kevadpüha (Spring Day)
June    Sun Whit Sunday (Pentecost)
        Fri Victory Day
        Sat Midsummer's Day / Saint John's Day
Aug. 20 Sun Independence Restoration Day
Dec. 24 Sun Christmas Eve
     25 Mon Christmas Day
     26 Tue Second Day of Christmas
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

11 Dec 2016 Estonian 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Vabariigi Valitsus-Tallinn) The Government of Estonia (Vabariigi Valitsus) has announced its annual official list of Estonian national holidays, Estonian flag days, and non-working public holidays in Estonia for the calendar year 2017.  09 Jan 2016 Estonian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Vabariigi Valitsus-Tallinn) The Government of Estonia (Vabariigi Valitsus) has announced its annual official list of Estonian national holidays, Estonian flag days, and non-working public holidays in Estonia for the calendar year 2016.  06 Jan 2015 Estonian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Vabariigi Valitsus-Tallinn) The Government of Estonia (Vabariigi Valitsus) has announced its annual official list of Estonian national holidays, Estonian flag days, and non-working public holidays in Estonia for the calendar year 2015.  03 Jan 2014 Estonian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Vabariigi Valitsus-Tallinn) The Government of Estonia (Vabariigi Valitsus) has announced its annual official list of Estonian national holidays, Estonian flag days, and non-working public holidays in Estonia for the calendar year 2014.  06 Jan 2013 Estonian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Vabariigi Valitsus-Tallinn) The Government of Estonia (Vabariigi Valitsus) has announced its annual official list of Estonian national holidays, Estonian flag days, and non-working public holidays in Estonia for the calendar year 2013.  23 Jan 2012 Estonian Bill To Add 2nd Christmas Public Holiday (Eesti Rahvusringhääling-ERR) On January 31, Estonia's Parliamentary Constitutional Committee will be examining a proposal to add Russian Orthodox Christmas as a new annual non-working public holiday in Estonia.  17 May 2011 Estonian Bill To Extend Easter Public Holidays (Eesti Rahvusringhääling-ERR) Estonia's Centre Party has introduced legislation that would make Easter Monday a non-working public holiday in Estonia, beginning in 2012.  17 Feb 2011 Estonia Amends Public and National Holidays Act (Estonia's Official Gazette- Riigi Teataja-Tallinn) Estonia's parliament has approved the Public and National Holidays Act and the Estonian Flag Act Amendment Act (RT I, 09.03.2011, 2) which amends the current legislation governing public holidays, days off, and national holidays in Estonia.  21 Jan 2010 Estonia Amends Public and National Holidays Act (Estonia's Official Gazette- Riigi Teataja-Tallinn) Estonia's parliament has approved the Public and National Holidays Act Amendment Act (RT I 2010, 7, 27) which amends the current legislation governing public holidays, days off, and national holidays in Estonia.  18 Jun 2009 Estonia Amends Public and National Holidays Act (Estonia's Official Gazette- Riigi Teataja-Tallinn) Estonia's parliament has approved the Public and National Holidays Act Amendment Act (RT I 2009, 34, 229) which amends the current legislation governing public holidays, days off, and national holidays in Estonia.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Estonia public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Laws: the laws that govern public holidays in Estonia are §2 of the Public Holidays and Commemoration Days Act (passed on 8 February 1994) and § 25 of the Working and Rest Time Act and by individual acts of the Riigikogu, is the legislative assembly of Estonia.  Christmas Eve was voted a public holiday in April 2005.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example).  Public Holidays' Eves: In 2005, the Working and Rest Time Act was amended to substract 3 hours from the working day directly preceding New Year’s Day, Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, Victory Day and Christmas Eve. Although these afternoons are not official holidays, you will find that most people in government and clerical positions have left work at lunchtime.  The 3 Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) share a lot of common history, particularly in terms of gaining (1918), then losing (1939-1940), then regaining (1990-1991), their independence. We have therefore opted to use "Independence Day" for the public holidays that commemorate the gaining of independence in 1918, and "Independence Restoration Day" for the public holidays that commemorates the re-gaining of independence in 1990-1991. Other sources sometimes refer to the 1918 commemorative date as "Statehood".  National Holidays: Estonia also observes 9 National Holidays which are not public holidays. These are: •January 6 - the Epiphany •February 2 - Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty •March 14 - Native Language Day •The second Sunday in May - Mothers' Day •June 4 - National Flag Day •June 14 - Day of Mourning and Commemoration •November 2 - All Souls' Day •The second Sunday in November - Fathers' Day •November 16 - Day of Declaration of Sovereignty.  Estonia International Codes EE and EST (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ee (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Estonia information and news: Bank of Estonia (Estonia central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Estonia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Estonia), and Wikipedia (includes Estonia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Estonia, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Estonia, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Estonia.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Estonia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Estonia, before planning any trip to Estonia. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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