Estonian Embassy in Washington

Estonian Embassy in Washington Estonian Embassy in Washington is offering limited consular services to Estonian and foreign citizens. The consular services being provided are:
Accepting applications and issuing Estonian passports and ID cards;
Issuing Estonian e-residency cards.

Operating as usual

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09/26/2021
Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony | Oct. 7, 9 & 10

Mark your calendars!

Grammy Award-winning conductor Paavo Järvi leads Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, a triumphant portrayal of the composer’s struggle with Fate. Also on the program: world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet returns to the Concert Hall for an unforgettable performance of Mendelssohn’s glittering ...

Yesterday, EU Member States joined forces to clean up the Anacostia riverbank in Washington, DC. Thank you, European Uni...
09/26/2021

Yesterday, EU Member States joined forces to clean up the Anacostia riverbank in Washington, DC. Thank you, European Union in the United States, for getting us together for the annual #EUBeachCleanup. #actnow #WorldCleanupDay2021

Küsitlus on avatud kuni 30. septembrini / Survey is open until 30th September 👉 bit.ly/ee-diaspora
09/21/2021

Küsitlus on avatud kuni 30. septembrini / Survey is open until 30th September 👉 bit.ly/ee-diaspora

Küsitlus on avatud kuni 30. septembrini / Survey is open until 30th September 👉 bit.ly/ee-diaspora

More details coming soon
09/21/2021

More details coming soon

✈️ Great news on transatlantic travel: #TravelBan lifted! Starting in early November, the United States will welcome vaccinated travelers.

What you need:
✅ Proof of full vaccination
✅ Proof of negative COVID-19 test within 3 days of departure
✅ Your ticket!

09/20/2021

Estonians tend to abandon the cities during midsummer in June. However, there is another season when many Estonians venture into the woods during a weekend. It's mushroom time! Thank you, Adam Rang and Estonian Saunas for the video!

An Evening with Acclaimed Writer Sofi Oksanen - Crowdcast
09/20/2021
An Evening with Acclaimed Writer Sofi Oksanen - Crowdcast

An Evening with Acclaimed Writer Sofi Oksanen - Crowdcast

Join us for a virtual reading and conversation with one of the most awarded literary authors in Scandinavia, Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright , Sofi Oksanen.

Should I stay or go?  This question was on the minds of thousands of Estonians caught up in the war in the late summer a...
09/20/2021

Should I stay or go? This question was on the minds of thousands of Estonians caught up in the war in the late summer and early autumn of 1944 in a situation where “you do not want to leave but cannot stay”. At this pivotal moment in the Second World War, around 80 000 Estonians fled to the West from Soviet terror, and this year marks the 77th anniversary of this exodus. However, fleeing did not mean giving up. Estonian organisations established in various countries joined Estonian diplomats that had remained in the West and the government in exile to preserve Estonian culture and fight for the restoration of Estonia’s statehood. This was the beginning of resistance to Soviet rule that extended from the territory of Estonia to foreign countries.
Estonians in exile did not only preserve Estonian culture abroad, they were also integral to perpetuating the continuity of Estonian statehood and spirit. They included diplomats Johannes Kaiv and Ernst Jaakson in the United States, August Torma, Ernst Sarepera, August Bergman and secretary Anna Taru in London, as well as all the compatriots who protected the interests of Estonians abroad between 1940 and 1991. Estonians in exile were also crucial in restoring Estonia’s foreign service. Many continue to serve Estonia to this day.
Several thematic events are planned in Estonia: a commemorative plaque is unveiled at Puise beach, memorial services are held in churches and blue-black-and-white flags are raised. On 20 September, a thematic seminar is held at the Vabamu museum with a video greeting by the foreign minister. An exhibition marking 30 years since the restoration of independence as seen in the literature of Estonians in exile and in Estonia is on display at the Academic Library of Tallinn University. The Dance Celebration Museum is also holding the exhibition “Aili Eistrat and Ernst Idla – remarkable preservers of Estonian culture in England (London) and Sweden (Stockholm)”. Virtual thematic days are held to present the history and culture of Estonians in exile, with students and teachers particularly welcome.

Should I stay or go? This question was on the minds of thousands of Estonians caught up in the war in the late summer and early autumn of 1944 in a situation where “you do not want to leave but cannot stay”. At this pivotal moment in the Second World War, around 80 000 Estonians fled to the West from Soviet terror, and this year marks the 77th anniversary of this exodus. However, fleeing did not mean giving up. Estonian organisations established in various countries joined Estonian diplomats that had remained in the West and the government in exile to preserve Estonian culture and fight for the restoration of Estonia’s statehood. This was the beginning of resistance to Soviet rule that extended from the territory of Estonia to foreign countries.
Estonians in exile did not only preserve Estonian culture abroad, they were also integral to perpetuating the continuity of Estonian statehood and spirit. They included diplomats Johannes Kaiv and Ernst Jaakson in the United States, August Torma, Ernst Sarepera, August Bergman and secretary Anna Taru in London, as well as all the compatriots who protected the interests of Estonians abroad between 1940 and 1991. Estonians in exile were also crucial in restoring Estonia’s foreign service. Many continue to serve Estonia to this day.
Several thematic events are planned in Estonia: a commemorative plaque is unveiled at Puise beach, memorial services are held in churches and blue-black-and-white flags are raised. On 20 September, a thematic seminar is held at the Vabamu museum with a video greeting by the foreign minister. An exhibition marking 30 years since the restoration of independence as seen in the literature of Estonians in exile and in Estonia is on display at the Academic Library of Tallinn University. The Dance Celebration Museum is also holding the exhibition “Aili Eistrat and Ernst Idla – remarkable preservers of Estonian culture in England (London) and Sweden (Stockholm)”. Virtual thematic days are held to present the history and culture of Estonians in exile, with students and teachers particularly welcome.

09/18/2021

Are you a fan of Sofi Oksanen? Perhaps best known for her novel 'Purge', Oksanen is one of the most acclaimed Finnish authors of our time. This Sunday, you have the chance to meet her in a virtual book talk hosted by the National Nordic Museum! 📚

Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma will interview Oksanen about her latest novel, Dog Park (2019), which was recently translated to English. Learn more about the book and register here: https://www.nordicmuseum.org/product/6149

We remember. 🇺🇸🇪🇪 #September11 #NeverForget
09/11/2021

We remember. 🇺🇸🇪🇪 #September11 #NeverForget

We remember. 🇺🇸🇪🇪 #September11 #NeverForget

Estonia Luncheon
09/11/2021
Estonia Luncheon

Estonia Luncheon

Photo collection by Ryan M Brown Photography

Photos from Visit Estonia's post
09/04/2021

Photos from Visit Estonia's post

Are you from Estonia but live abroad? Were you born outside of Estonia, but have Estonian roots and/or citizenship? If y...
09/03/2021

Are you from Estonia but live abroad? Were you born outside of Estonia, but have Estonian roots and/or citizenship? If yes, then we invite you to participate in a survey! Make your voice heard!

Commissioned by the Estonian state, this survey aims to gain a detailed understanding of Estonians living abroad – their experiences, needs and expectations. More information about the survey, its aims, data protection policies as well as the prize draw amongst the participants is available via the survey link.
It will take you 15-25 minutes to complete the survey and it closes on the 25th of September 2021.

>>> http://bit.ly/ee-diaspora

Are you from Estonia but live abroad? Were you born outside of Estonia, but have Estonian roots and/or citizenship? If yes, then we invite you to participate in a survey! Make your voice heard!

Commissioned by the Estonian state, this survey aims to gain a detailed understanding of Estonians living abroad – their experiences, needs and expectations. More information about the survey, its aims, data protection policies as well as the prize draw amongst the participants is available via the survey link.
It will take you 15-25 minutes to complete the survey and it closes on the 25th of September 2021.

>>> http://bit.ly/ee-diaspora

Alar Karis elected President of Estonia
09/01/2021
Alar Karis elected President of Estonia

Alar Karis elected President of Estonia

Alar Karis will become Estonia's next head of state after being elected president in the Riigikogu on Tuesday during the second round of voting. Karis received 72 votes, passing the 68 votes needed to get elected.

How well would you say that you know Estonian culture? What about Estonian history? 👀Take this quiz and see how much you...
08/23/2021

How well would you say that you know Estonian culture? What about Estonian history? 👀
Take this quiz and see how much you really know about Estonia. The main prize is a trip to Estonia for 2, starting from a European destination
https://www.visitestonia.com/en/campaigns/summer-quiz-2021#/

On 23 August 1989, approximately two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands, forming a human cha...
08/23/2021
Gallery: The Baltic Way in pictures

On 23 August 1989, approximately two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands, forming a human chain from Tallinn through Riga to Vilnius, spanning 675 kilometres, or 420 miles; it was a peaceful protest against the illegal Soviet occupation and also one of the earliest and longest unbroken human chains in history.

https://estonianworld.com/life/gallery-the-baltic-way-in-pictures/?fbclid=IwAR12y3-9ry1RqwG7znI2XMeLBJAsVnEcUHWD6Dxnn-ftybWwma73NQ4uHJM

On 23 August 1989, approximately two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands, forming a human chain from Tallinn through Riga to Vilnius, spanning 675 kilometres, or 420 miles; it was a peaceful protest against the illegal Soviet occupation and also one of the earliest and lon...

08/20/2021
🎵  🇪🇪  Register and sing along with Estonians in Estonia and around the world in celebration and commemoration of the 30...
08/20/2021
Vaba Eesti! - EV iseseisvuse taastamine 30

🎵 🇪🇪 Register and sing along with Estonians in Estonia and around the world in celebration and commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Estonia. https://30aastat.ee/oolaulupidu/

Eesti Vabariigi iseseisvuse taastamine 30 aastat. Tähistame ja meenutame, kuidas see kõik teoks sai. Palju õnne, Eesti!

08/20/2021

Today we celebrate 30 years from restoring our independence.
The Republic of Estonia was born in 1918, but was occupied during the Second World War. The Soviet occupation lasted until 1991.
However, the Estonian foreign service continued to work in exile as the Estonian representations in London and New York were never closed.
Watch the short story of 🇪🇪 and how the spirit of independence was never lost.

🇺🇸  Journalist Gordon F. Sander found himself to be in Tallinn on August 20, 1991—the day 🇪🇪  restored its independence....
08/19/2021

🇺🇸 Journalist Gordon F. Sander found himself to be in Tallinn on August 20, 1991—the day 🇪🇪 restored its independence. Over the next three decades, he returned many times, wrote a lot of articles and besides Tallinn, he visited Narva, Paldiski and Tartu.
This summer we asked Mr. Sander to look back at his trip 30 years ago, reflect and revisit the places he had been to in the 1990s.
„Estonia reborn“ is his essay about Estonia and how the country has changed, developed and soared during three decades of independence.
🔵⚫️⚪️
Link to his essay: 👉https://mfaestonia.medium.com/estonia-reborn-8009045c63d8
📸by Gordon Sander. - Paldiski 1996

🇺🇸 Journalist Gordon F. Sander found himself to be in Tallinn on August 20, 1991—the day 🇪🇪 restored its independence. Over the next three decades, he returned many times, wrote a lot of articles and besides Tallinn, he visited Narva, Paldiski and Tartu.
This summer we asked Mr. Sander to look back at his trip 30 years ago, reflect and revisit the places he had been to in the 1990s.
„Estonia reborn“ is his essay about Estonia and how the country has changed, developed and soared during three decades of independence.
🔵⚫️⚪️
Link to his essay: 👉https://mfaestonia.medium.com/estonia-reborn-8009045c63d8
📸by Gordon Sander. - Paldiski 1996

On 20 August 1991, 30 years ago, we restored our independence and started building our (e)-state from scratch. To celebr...
08/19/2021

On 20 August 1991, 30 years ago, we restored our independence and started building our (e)-state from scratch.
To celebrate with us, test your knowledge about our small but fierce country and culture:
http://bit.ly/3k7aKvx

On 20 August 1991, 30 years ago, we restored our independence and started building our (e)-state from scratch.
To celebrate with us, test your knowledge about our small but fierce country and culture:
http://bit.ly/3k7aKvx

Täna möödub 81 aastat Wellesi deklaratsioonist allkirjastamisest.Tahame tänada meie Ameerika liitlasi Nõukogude okupatsi...
07/23/2021

Täna möödub 81 aastat Wellesi deklaratsioonist allkirjastamisest.

Tahame tänada meie Ameerika liitlasi Nõukogude okupatsiooni aastakümnete pikkuse mittetunnustamise ning jätkuva toetuse eest meie iseseisvumise kindlustamisel.
Wellesi deklaratsiooni põhimõtted on ajakohased tänapäevalgi.

Riiklik iseseisvus ja territoriaalne terviklikkus on miski, mis pole tänini iseenesest mõistetav.

Täna möödub 81 aastat Wellesi deklaratsioonist allkirjastamisest.

Tahame tänada meie Ameerika liitlasi Nõukogude okupatsiooni aastakümnete pikkuse mittetunnustamise ning jätkuva toetuse eest meie iseseisvumise kindlustamisel.
Wellesi deklaratsiooni põhimõtted on ajakohased tänapäevalgi.

Riiklik iseseisvus ja territoriaalne terviklikkus on miski, mis pole tänini iseenesest mõistetav.

Happy #FourthofJuly  🇺🇸 to our close friend and ally! Estonia celebrates with you! 🇪🇪
07/04/2021

Happy #FourthofJuly 🇺🇸 to our close friend and ally! Estonia celebrates with you! 🇪🇪

Happy #FourthofJuly 🇺🇸 to our close friend and ally! Estonia celebrates with you! 🇪🇪

On 23 and 24 June, Estonia celebrates several holidays: the Midsummer’s Day with Midsummer’s Eve along with Victory Day,...
06/23/2021

On 23 and 24 June, Estonia celebrates several holidays: the Midsummer’s Day with Midsummer’s Eve along with Victory Day, which marks Estonia’s victory in the Battle of Võnnu during the Estonian War of Independence in 1919.
Midsummer’s Eve is the shortest and lightest night of the year. The sight of the sun not setting creates an almost magical ambiance, which has inspired many authors and artists: in 1840, Friedrich Robert Faehlmann (1798-1850) published his mythical folk tale Dawn and Dusk (“Koit ja Hämarik”). It is essentially a love story between Dawn (a young man) and Dusk (a young woman) who meet during the shortest night of the summer and fall in love. However, since they have important duties year-round – Dusk brings the sun to sleep and Dawn carries it to the sky – they only get to meet on Midsummer’s Eve.
You can read more about Estonian traditions and the importance of this holiday from Estonian World: https://estonianworld.com/life/why-do-estonians-celebrate-midsummer-on-23-june/

Photo: Iiris Kivisalu / Visit Estonia

On 23 and 24 June, Estonia celebrates several holidays: the Midsummer’s Day with Midsummer’s Eve along with Victory Day, which marks Estonia’s victory in the Battle of Võnnu during the Estonian War of Independence in 1919.
Midsummer’s Eve is the shortest and lightest night of the year. The sight of the sun not setting creates an almost magical ambiance, which has inspired many authors and artists: in 1840, Friedrich Robert Faehlmann (1798-1850) published his mythical folk tale Dawn and Dusk (“Koit ja Hämarik”). It is essentially a love story between Dawn (a young man) and Dusk (a young woman) who meet during the shortest night of the summer and fall in love. However, since they have important duties year-round – Dusk brings the sun to sleep and Dawn carries it to the sky – they only get to meet on Midsummer’s Eve.
You can read more about Estonian traditions and the importance of this holiday from Estonian World: https://estonianworld.com/life/why-do-estonians-celebrate-midsummer-on-23-june/

Photo: Iiris Kivisalu / Visit Estonia

TRAVEL UPDATEEstonia is Open for US TravelersStarting June 21, travelers from the US to Estonia:✔️Vaccinated travelers n...
06/19/2021

TRAVEL UPDATE
Estonia is Open for US Travelers
Starting June 21, travelers from the US to Estonia:
✔️Vaccinated travelers need a proof of vaccination. No test, no quarantine.
✔️Non-vaccinated travelers need to fill out a border crossing form. No quarantine nor compelling motive.
Read more here: 👉 https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers

TRAVEL UPDATE
Estonia is Open for US Travelers
Starting June 21, travelers from the US to Estonia:
✔️Vaccinated travelers need a proof of vaccination. No test, no quarantine.
✔️Non-vaccinated travelers need to fill out a border crossing form. No quarantine nor compelling motive.
Read more here: 👉 https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers

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