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Fat Margaret’s Tower, Tallinn

When to go to Estonia

Estonia enjoys a climate similar to many countries in Northern Europe. Spring brings light rain and thunderstorms, while winters are known to be intense.

Estonia experiences four seasons, with February being the coldest and July being the warmest. Average temperatures range from 19.4°C (67°F) near the coast during summer to -2°C (28°F) during winter. Actual temperatures, however, have reached as high as over 30°C (86°F) in July and as low as -20°C (-4°F) in February. There are times when the country is bathed with 19 hours of daylight.

The best time to visit is between the months of May and September when the skies are blue and the sun is up all day.

Christmas is the most important holiday on the calendar. On this day, families go visiting and a feast is set on the tables in most homes. It has become a traditional family event.

Meanwhile, the Estonian Independence Day falls on February 24. This is to celebrate the Estonian declaration of independence from Russia in 1918.

Another important holiday is Victory Day. On this day, Estonia won a decisive victory at the Battle of Vonnu during its war of independence. The holiday falls on June 23.