Estonia Victory Day History
Victory Day in Estonia commemorates the final battle before the collapse of the von der Goltz Army and Estonian victory. Throughout much of 1918 and 1919, General van der Gotz's army attempted to advance into the Baltic nations, ultimately occupying . On 23 June, van der Gotz's army was defeated and Estonia's borders were restored. The day also serves to remember the Soviet occupation and those who fought against the occupation and harsh treatment that led to many deaths.
Victory Day in Estonia is celebrated annually on 23 June. It was first celebrated in 1934 but was subsequently suspended while under Soviet rule until 1992. Today, it is a remembrance day that serves to honour those who fought for Estonia, for democracy and for freedom.
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