VILJANDI 19/08/2019, MARKET SQUARE
The third day of the Baltic Way – 20 August, coincided with the Estonian national holiday. On this day the Estonia’s Independence Day was celebrated. On August 20, 1991, Estonia issued a declaration to restore its independence and separate from the Soviet Union.
RYGA 19/08/2019, THE FREEDOM MONUMENT
In the beautiful morning of the second day, all the participants of the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way moved from the Riga Motor Museum towards the centre of Riga as a large convoy exactly at the scheduled time. The Horch 853, that had become the Latvian flag bearer, began its journey on the march, and was joined by several unique World War II cars. The participants were joined not only by them, but also by a dozen of Soviet and Western cars and motorcycles.
On August 18-20, 2019, in order to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Baltic Way, the enthusiasts of vintage vehicles from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, driving the historic cars, repeated the historic Baltic Way on the Vilnius-Riga-Tallinn route. This vintage car tour was not only the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, but also the first joint event of vintage car clubs of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia that has happened since the restoration of independence of the three states. Noteworthy is that the participants of the event drove along the entire authentic way not missing any road or town through which the Thread of Liberty naturally stretched 30 years ago and which still inspires freedom defenders around the world.