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AESL Donation Drive – Final Call for 2021!

Dear Estonians and Estonian Organisations in Australia,

In 2021 we continue our ethnic and cultural unity and connection going over Australia by zoom. Local events sometimes go ahead, sometimes get cancelled, these are the times we have.

We are eager to physically get together once again, and work towards the upcoming Eesti Päevad in 2022. Once again, we will all be coming physically together, and celebrate all things “EESTI”.

Eesti Päevad Festival is Australia’s biggest, long running and rarest event that promotes Estonian culture, language, history, literature, crafts, music. The year of 2021 organising of the festival shows that there is a big interest in participation. Every city and organisation, and many individuals, businesses of Estonian background have reached out offering their contribution to Eesti Päevad four day event.

Hopefully we can introduce you many of our businesses and organisations, our sponsors, support groups and people, in the upcoming Eesti Päevad Album.

We keep you posted on a weekly basis, please visit:

There will be an event at Eesti Päevad program that will interest you, may it be inspired by younger or older generation, we will be coming together under the blue-black-and white flag, showing all the colours of our ethnic costumes.

On the 20 August 2021 we celebrate 30 years of restoration of independence. 1980s and 1990s were the turbulent times, the wind of change was about, and even if was not without scare and challenge, freedom was won, by people power and by assistance.

In 1991 with the juridical continuation of the Republic of Estonia, established in 1918 and occupied in 1940, it was declared that the occupation of the Republic of Estonia by the Soviet Union on 17 June 1940 did not de jure interrupt the existence of the Republic of Estonia.
This year on the 20th of August we celebrate the events that lead to the independence, and Estonia’s achievements in the past 30 years. This is a proud moment and a milestone in time.

Being Estonian can be hard work. If not hard, it has to be ongoing. Moving along with times has also reached a point where the AESL constitution and structure are changed.

The Council of Estonian Societies in Australia, your umbrella organisation, is reaching out for the last time in 2021 seeking your contribution!

Let us all work towards strong continuation of Estonian life and culture in Australia.

Please consider the good cause and make your donation to account or by cheque or contact your city organisation on the event of 30 years of restauration of independence.

Donate via Bank Transfer

Bank details: Council of Estonian Societies in Australia
BSB: 062 233
Account: 10062870
Reference: Your Name/ State

or via Cheque

PO Bo 6606 Melbourne 3004
Ingrid Provan;
Payable to – Council of Estonian Societies in Australia

On behalf of AESL, Sirje Jogi