Flag Day in Estonia Date in the current year: June 4, 2016

Flag Day in Estonia Estonia annually celebrates Flag Day on June 4. This national holiday commemorates the day, when the flag of Estonia was first consecrated in 1884.

The flag of Estonia was created on September 17, 1881 by the constituent Assembly of the first Estonian national student Corporation Vironia in Tartu. The Assembly also identified the colors of the flag, which later became national. The blue-black-white flag was consecrated for the first time on June 4, 1884. Later this flag became strongly associated with Estonia, but it happened only after the Estonian Declaration of Independence in 1918.

The symbolism of Estonian flag has number of interpretations, that can be used. According to historical interpretation, blue stands for sky, sea, truth and freedom, black symbolizes soil, dark coats and lost independence, while white means a promise and pursuit of a brighter future.

Poetry of Estonian poet Martin Lipp made popular another interpretation: blue stands for vaulted blue sky above the native land, black is for attachment to the soil of the homeland as well as the fate of Estonians – for centuries black with worries, and white symbolizes purity, hard work, and commitment.

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