Ministry calls for Estonian Literature Day to become national holiday

Ministry of Culture, Estonia,
21 December 2021, Estonia

The Ministry of Culture wants to create a new national holiday honoring Estonian literature on January 30, the anniversary of well-known author Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1979-1940).

The ministry said making Literature Day a national holiday would show the state values culture and literature in Estonian society.

"One of Estonia's main goals has to be preserving and developing our language and culture. Language preserves and develops through literature," an explanatory note written by the ministry said.