Estonia celebrates Victory Day on 23 June – Estonian World

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Victory Day, celebrated annually on 23 June, marks the anniversary of a crucial military victory against foreign forces in 1919; the Midsummer Eve celebration on the same night will see thousands of bonfires lighting up the sky across Estonia.

Victory Day (Võidupüha) marks the decisive battle during the Estonian War of Independence in which the country’s military forces and their allies defeated the German forces who sought to re-assert control over the region. The day has been celebrated on 23 June every year from 1934 until 1939 and then again after the restoration of Estonian independence, from 1992. 

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