Saturday flag day in Estonia in honor of Native Language Day

  • 2020-03-13
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - In celebration of the Native Language Day on Saturday, March 14, 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 flag to celebrate the Native Language Day. Flags are hoisted at sunrise or at 8 a.m. at the latest and lowered at sunset. If a flag is not lowered, it must be illuminated in the dark.

The Native Language Day is dedicated to the Estonian language and is celebrated on the birthday of Estonian poet Kristjan Jaak Peterson. A traditional e-dictation exercise was scheduled to be held on Friday, however the event has been postponed due to the emergency situation declared in Estonia late Thursday night.

On Wednesday, winners of the Best Language Deed competition were announced at Polva Gymnasium.