Tallinn TV Tower Family Day event and conference

Date

20.08.2016

Tallinn TV Tower to mark the Day of Restoration of Estonia’s Independence with Family Day event and conference

This August, 25 years will have passed from the restoration of Estonia’s independence, with the Tallinn TV tower having played a critical role in the events of 20 August.

To mark this event, on 19 August, from 12.00-14.00 at the TV Tower, the conference “August 1991” and the debut of the book “Veretu Võitlus Eesti Eest 1991” (Bloodless Fight For Estonia 1991) will be taking place. Speaking at the conference will be Raivo Vare, Minister of State from 1990-1992 in the transitional government, historian Küllo Arjakas, and Rein Ruudi, head engineer of the Broadcasting Centre in 1991.

On 20 August, from 11.00-18.00, the spirited Family Day event will be taking place in the yard of the TV Tower, with plenty of gunshots and a range of activities for children. Those who are interested can examine the equipment and vehicles used by the Defence League, the Defence Forces, and the Police and Rescue Board. There will be an introduction to first aid measures and ensuring safety in traffic, on bodies of water and in other situations. The Defence League’s Tallinn District will be holding a live combat simulation. The Orchestra of the Defence League’s Tallinn District will be giving three performances, and the concert by Justament at 17.00 will bring an end to the day’s events. All activities in the yard are free. At the top of each hour those who wish to do so will be able to climb the steps up to the TV Tower’s viewing platform, where paratroopers attempting to occupy the TV Tower were blocked from doing so.

Photos from last year’s spirited Family Day: https://www.teletorn.ee/gallery/2007-teletorni-perepaeev/

Additional information about the event can be found here: https://www.teletorn.ee/event/20augusti-perepaeev/

Until the end of November, you can take part in the journey of discovery “August 1991”, reflecting the events which took place 25 years ago in August at the TV Tower. This journey of discovery, in the form of an interactive quiz, offers you the opportunity to learn about the exciting circumstances that played a pivotal role for Estonia in those revolutionary days of August 1991, along with what is myth and what is fact regarding the story of the restoration of Estonia’s independence. A series of 11 questions will help the visitor to move through 9 exciting stories In addition to the history game there is also a children’s corner featuring popular toys and broadcasts from 25 years ago. All those who complete the journey of discovery during the summer will be eligible to participate in a weekly drawing for Eckeröline ship tickets. On 20 August, during the Family Day event at the TV Tower, a raffle will be held, with the grand prize being  trip for two to Berlin with Nordica, along with VIP passes to Berlin’s TV Tower.