Remembrance Day in Serbia in 2020

Remembrance Day in Serbia in 2020
  How long until Remembrance Day?
This holiday next takes place in 338 days.
  Dates of Remembrance Day in Serbia
2021 Serbia Thu, Oct 21 Not A Public Holiday
2020 Serbia Wed, Oct 21 Not A Public Holiday
2019 Serbia Mon, Oct 21 Not A Public Holiday
2018 Serbia Sun, Oct 21 Not A Public Holiday
2017 Serbia Sat, Oct 21 Not A Public Holiday
  Summary
National World War II Victims Remembrance Day

Serbia Remembrance Day is a working public holiday in Serbia observed on October 21st each year.

This holiday is a day of remembrance for the Serbian victims of the second world war. Observed as a memorial to the Kragujevac massacre which took place on October 21st 1941, when 2,700 Serb men and boys were killed in Kragujevac by Nazi German troops.

The massacre was a retaliation to resistance attacks on the Germans. The number of those killed was calculated as a ratio of 100 hostages executed for every German soldier killed and 50 hostages executed for every German soldier wounded. This was a formula devised by Adolf Hitler with the intent of suppressing anti-Nazi resistance in Eastern Europe.

The cruel ratio proved ineffective in stopping Serb resistance and it was abolished in 1943.

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