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Estonia celebrates the day of perpetuating independence


Estonia celebrates on Wednesday the day of perpetuating independence, when the period after Estonia regained independence in 1991 exceeds the duration of the Republic of Estonia before World War Two, Delfi reports.

At noon, church bells all over Estonia will be sounded and national flags have to be hoisted for the day. Initiators of the day have also called people to wear clothing in the national flag colours that day.

Estonia became an independent state on February 24, 1918 and was independent till June 17, 1940 when the Soviet army occupied it, i.e. for 7,890 days. That number doesn't include the period from Estonia being occupied by the German Empire from February 25, 1918 to November 11 that year when it capitulated and Estonia's Temporary Government started working again.