Victory Day in Estonia in 2020

Victory Day in Estonia in 2020
  How long until Victory Day?
This holiday next takes place in 279 days.
  Dates of Victory Day in Estonia
2021 Estonia Wed, Jun 23 National Holiday
2020 Estonia Tue, Jun 23 National Holiday
2019 Estonia Sun, Jun 23 National Holiday
2018 Estonia Sat, Jun 23 National Holiday
2017 Estonia Fri, Jun 23 National Holiday
  Summary
Marks the key victory in the 1919 Battle of Võnnu (near Cesis, Latvia)
  Local name
Võidupüha

When is Victory Day in Estonia?

Victory Day (Võidupüha) is a public holiday in Estonia, celebrated on June 23rd.

History of Victory Day in Estonia

It was first celebrated in 1934. The date marks the key victory in the 1919 Battle of Võnnu (near Cesis, Latvia) when the Estonians and their allies defeated German forces who were seeking to re-establish Baltic-German control over the region.

The battle was part of the 1918-1920 Estonian War of Independence, a sovereignty struggle resulting as part of the fall out of World War I when the main adversary of the then newly independent Estonia was Russia. The war was won by Estonia, resulting in the Treaty of Tartu.

Today, Victory Day serves as a day of remembrance to commemorate the contributions of all Estonians in their struggle to regain and retain their independence.

Victory Day is followed by the Midsummer Day (St, John's Day) celebrations on June 24th.

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