TALLINN - In celebration of Europe Day on Tuesday, May 9, all state and local government authorities and legal persons governed by public law are to hoist the Estonian flag to mark the occasion.
Households, businesses and organizations may also hoist the Estonian flag to celebrate Europe Day, spokespeople for the Government Office said on Monday.
Along with the Estonian flag, the flag of the European Union will also be hoisted by the Estonian parliament, president, government, Supreme Court, National Audit Office, chancellor of justice, ministries, Bank of Estonia, defense headquarters and local governments.
Europe Day, which celebrated to recognize peace and prosperity within Europe, goes back to May 9, 1950, when the first step towards what is now the European Union was taken as French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of a a European Coal and Steel Community. The proposal known as the Schuman declaration is considered to be the beginning of the creation of the European Union.