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Public Holidays and Days of National Importance Act

Public Holidays and Days of National Importance Act

§ 1. National day
The national day and a day of rest is:
24 February, Independence Day and anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

§ 2. Public holidays
Public holidays and days of rest are:
1) 1 January – New Year’s Day;
2) – Good Friday;
3) – Easter Sunday;
4) 1 May – May Day;
5) – Pentecost;
6) 23 June – Victory Day;
7) 24 June – Midsummer Day;
8) 20 August – Day of Restoration of Independence;
81) 24 December – Christmas Eve;
9) 25 December – Christmas Day;
10) 26 December – Boxing Day.
[RT I 2005, 24, 185 – entry into force 20.05.2005]

§ 3. Days of national importance
The days of national importance are:
1) 6 January – Epiphany;
2) 2 February – Anniversary of Tartu Peace Treaty;
21) 14 March – Mother Tongue Day;
3) second Sunday in May – Mothers’ Day;
31) 4 June – Flag Day;
4) 14 June – Day of Mourning;
41) 23 August – Day of Remembrance for Victims of Communism and Nazism;
[RT I 2009, 34, 229 – entry into force 06.07.2009]
42) the second Sunday in September – Grandparents’ Day;
[RT I 2010, 7, 27 – entry into force 26.02.2010]
43) 22 September – Resistance Day;
[RT I 2010, 7, 27 – entry into force 26.02.2010]
44) the second Saturday in October – Finno-Ugric Day;
[RT I, 09.03.2011, 2 – entry into force 19.03.2011]
5) 2 November – All Souls’ Day;
6) the second Sunday in November – Fathers’ Day;
7) 16 November – Day of Declaration of Sovereignty.

§ 31. National mourning
(1) The Government of the Republic of Estonia may declare a period of national mourning.

(2) No public events incongruous with mourning may be held on 14 June, the Day of Mourning.
[RT I 2005, 20, 126 – entry into force 01.01.2006]

§ 4. Determination of public holidays and days of national importance
(1) The public holidays and days of national importance specified in this Act are determined on the basis of the Gregorian calendar.

(2) The provisions in other legislative acts regarding public holidays and days of national importance apply to the national day.

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