Sunday, November 20, 2005


Come on, Estonia, this is no cool! On the 18th November, the Latvian Independence Day, I saw several private houses without Estonian flag in honour to this day! How comes?!?!?!?! :(


At 12:57 AM, Blogger KRISTIN said...

I read your blog some /too late to continue tonight, it's 2:57!/ and I find it interesting as it's always good to know how it all seems to a foreigner. I hope you don't mind me adding your blog to my blogroll.

Kristin :)

At 8:10 AM, Blogger renefischer said...

Nothing to be surprised about, and especially nothing to be disappointed about. It has simply become a nice tradition in the past years that the Baltic states have "flag days" also on their neighbor's independance days. It's the same in Latvia, by the way: On both Estonian independance days, the flags are supposed to be out.

That's not a decision of the private house owners, and in no way a statement of disrespect (how could it be anyway; you'd need to be almost paranoid to interpret it like that, as in what way exactly should that state disrespect?!).

In the very contrary, it's in fact an act of (rare) Baltic solidarity.

I don't know if it's like that in every possible combination, but as far as I know it is.

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Dace said...

Kristin - I'm only glad that someone actually also reads what I write, thanks, I appreciate! :)

Renefisher - yes, that what I mean: Baltic States have the "flag days" also on the other countries' independence days, in Latvia Latvia a housekeeper gets a fine if he/she doesn't obey this rule... So, I just felt sad that while going to school I passed several private houses that didn't have the flags on 18th November :( Anyway, I still felt elated just knowing that the flags were out in honour to MY motherland :))


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