Holidays in Estonia 2023

There are 12 public holidays in Estonia in 2023, six of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday in Estonia, observed on February 24, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the Republic of Estonia declared independence on February 24, 1918. For centuries, Estonia was under the different rules of Swedes, Germans, and Russians.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in Estonia, on April 9, 2023.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Whit Sunday
Whit Sunday, also known as Pentecost, is an important Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday or 49 days after Easter Sunday. It falls on May 28, 2023.

Victory Day
Victory Day is a public holiday in Estonia on June 23, 2023. The holiday celebrates the victory of the Battle of C─ôsis on June 23, 1919.

St. John's Day
St. John's Day, also known as Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in English, is a religious feast in several countries. John the Baptist is one of the well-known figures in the Bible, and he was born of aged parents, Zachariah and Elizabeth, through the intercession of God. It falls on June 24, 2023.

Independence Restoration Day
Independence Restoration Day is a public holiday in Estonia, observed on August 20, 2023. The holiday celebrates the anniversary when Estonia regained independence from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on August 20, 1991.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends. The holiday has three days, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.

The following is the list of public holidays in Estonia 2023.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Independence DayFeb 24, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter SundayApr 09, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Whit SundayMay 28, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Victory DayJun 23, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
St. John's DayJun 24, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Independence Restoration DayAug 20, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Christmas EveDec 24, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Estonia in 2023.

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