Estonia Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Estonia or officially the Republic of Estonia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe
  • All official holidays in Estonia are established by acts of Parliament
  • There is difference between national holidays and public observances in Estonia.
  • Employees’ entitlement to paid holidays is determined by terms either in employment contract or union bargaining agreement
  • Employees in Estonia should receive an overtime pay of not less than 1.5 of their normal wages
  • If an employee required working on a national holiday, s/he is entitled to compensation equal to two times of their normal wages
  • Holidays are observed on their calendar date. If the date of a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the holiday will not be moved to a weekday


1 JanSunNew Year's Day (uusaasta) - First day of the year
24 FebFriIndependence Day (iseseisvuspäev) - Marks the declaration of independence from the Germans near the end of World War I on 1918
14 AprFriGood Friday (suur reede) - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
1 MayMonSpring Day (kevadpüha) - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
14 MaySunMother's Day (emadepäev) - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
23 JunFriVictory Day (võidupüha and jaanilaupäev) - Celebrates the victory in the Battle of Võnnu during the Estonian War of Independence
24 JunSatSt. John's Day / Midsummer Day (jaanipäev) - Jaaniõhtu is celebrated in the night before Midsummer Day
20 AugSunDay of Restoration of Independence (taasiseseisvumispäev) - In 1991, Estonia re-established independence after the end of the Soviet Union
21 OctSatEthnicity day - To better inform the public of Estonians being a member of the Finno-Ugric nations, to value their origin, mother tongue and cultural heritage. Third Saturday in October
12 NovSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 2nd Sunday in November. Not a Public Holiday
24 DecSunChristmas Eve (jõululaupäev) - Day before Christmas Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day (esimene jõulupüha)- Commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth
26 DecTueBoxing Day (teine jõulupüha) - Celebrated on 26th December. Typically it will be moved and celebrated on the next weekday if 26 December is a Saturday or Sunday

1 JanWedNew Year's Day
24 FebMonIndependence Day
18 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayThursSpring Day
23 JunMonVictory Day
24 JunTueSt. John's Day
20 AugWedIndependence Restoration Day
18 OctSatEthnicity day
24 DecWedChristmas Eve
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriBoxing Day

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
24 FebTueIndependence Day
3 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayFriSpring Day
23 JunTueVictory Day
24 JunWedSt. John's Day
20 AugThursIndependence Restoration Day
17 OctSatEthnicity day
24 DecThursChristmas Eve
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatBoxing Day

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
24 FebWedIndependence Day
25 MarFriGood Friday
1 MaySunSpring Day
23 JunThursVictory Day
24 JunFriSt. John's Day
20 AugSatIndependence Restoration Day
15 OctSatEthnicity day
24 DecSatChristmas Eve
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
23 FebFriIndependence Day (Marks the declaration of independence from the Germans near the end of World War I)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
1 MayMonSpring Day
13 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
23 JunSatVictory Day (Marks the contributions of all Estonians in their fight to regain and retain their independence)
24 JunSunSt. John's Day (Midsummer Day)
20 AugMonIndependence Restoration Day (in 1991 Estonia re-established independence after the end of the Soviet Union)
20 OctSatEthnicity day (Third Saturday in October)
11 NovSunFather's Day (2nd Sunday in November. Not a Public Holiday)
24 DecMonChristmas Eve
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day (Celebrated on 26th December. Typically it will be moved and celebrated on the next weekday if 26 December is a Saturday or Sunday)

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