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Public Holidays and Days of National Importance Act

Issuer:Riigikogu
Type:act
In force from:19.03.2011
In force until: In force
Translation published:13.11.2013

Public Holidays and Days of National Importance Act

Passed 27.01.1998
RT I 1998, 13, 162
Entry into force 23.02.1998

Amended by the following legal instruments (show)

PassedPublishedEntry into force
11.02.1999RT I 1999, 18, 29924.02.1999
14.04.2004RT I 2004, 29, 19324.04.2004
23.03.2005RT I 2005, 20, 12601.01.2006
14.04.2005RT I 2005, 24, 18520.05.2005
15.02.2007RT I 2007, 22, 11823.03.2007
18.06.2009RT I 2009, 34, 22906.07.2009
21.01.2010RT I 2010, 7, 2726.02.2010
17.02.2011RT I, 09.03.2011, 219.03.2011

§ 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.

§ 5.  [Omitted from this version]

§ 6.  Entry into force of this Act

  This Act enters into force on 23 February 1998.