On June 7, the national day of Estonia took place at the EXPO 2015 and many visitors from near and far found their way to the Estonian Gallery. The morning started with speech by our president, Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and the Estonian flag was hoisted. During the whole day, many different receptions and spirited concerts took place. In a nearby ceremonial hall, Maestro Tõnu Kaljuste conducted a beautiful concert with a big orchestra and later on in the evening there was a magical surprise performance in front of the gallery by our Eurovision stars Elina Born and Stig Rästa. The organizing team had arranged many fantastic Estonian performers to give fun concerts on the Estonian Gallery grounds from morning till evening.
The Estonian Gallery is a light and open wooden building, very nice to walk in and rock on long swings hanging in the hallways. Three floors were dedicated to introducing our small country, beautiful clean nature and according to the overall theme of the exhibition also our food. Design news were presented mainly on the second and third floor. The weather in Milan was unbelievably hot but fortunately there were huge parasols between the buildings to make the walking more enjoyable. There are 145 countries taking part of the EXPO 2015, which is built on area of 200 hectares. The World Exhibition will be open until October 31, open every day 10-23. There are many exciting galleries to visit and the exhibition is definitely worth visiting. There some photos added taken on June 6-7 at EXPO 2015 by Liivi Leppik.