Estonia February 24

Independence Day

Estonian Independence Day (Iseseisvuspäev) is a public holiday in Estonia, always celebrated on 24 February. It is Estonia’s National Day. On 24 February 1918, Estonia issued a declaration of independence from the new Soviet Russia, which was followed by a war with the Soviets to maintain Estonian liberty. On 2 February 1920, the war ended with the Tartu Peace Treaty which guaranteed Estonia’s independence for all time. The Soviets went on to break this pact, however, and Estonia was under Soviet control for 75 years. Estonians celebrate their Independence Day with a parade, church services, speeches, and concerts in the capital city, Tallinn.


Serves 4
• 5 cups sauerkraut
• 2 cups rinsed barley
• 1 onion chopped
• 3 pounds of smoked pork ham hocks
• 1 bay leaf
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• Salt and pepper
• Water
In a large pot put pork, sauerkraut and barley also add bay leaf, sugar and salt and pepper to taste. In a separate pan fry onion until soft add to pot with meat. Cover with hot water and make sure lid fits Cook for 1 ½ hours. Before serving remove meat bones and bay leaf. Serve with boiled potatoes.
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