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2025 SlovakiaSep 1
Slovakia Mon, Sep 1National Holiday
2024 SlovakiaSep 1
Slovakia Sun, Sep 1National Holiday
2023 SlovakiaSep 1
Slovakia Fri, Sep 1National Holiday
2022 SlovakiaSep 1
Slovakia Thu, Sep 1National Holiday
2021 SlovakiaSep 1
Slovakia Wed, Sep 1National Holiday

The constitution of independent Slovakia was adopted in Bratislava in 1992

When is Slovak Constitution Day?

Constitution Day is a public holiday in Slovakia and is always celebrated on September 1st each year.

In Slovak, this holiday is called 'Deň Ústavy Slovenskej republiky' and it commemorates the adoption of the Slovak constitution on September 1st 1992.

Constitution Day is Slovakia'a National Day.

History of Slovak Constitution Day

The establishment of the constitution effectively brought to end the state of Czechoslovakia, leading to the establishment of the Czech and Slovak republics on January 1st 1993.

The constitution was officially signed on September 3rd 1992, in the Knights Hall at Bratislava Castle by the Speaker of the House, Ivan Gašparovič(now President) and the Prime Minister at the time, Vladimír Mečiar. The constitution itself had to be rushed and many parts are taken directly from the 1920 constitution of Czechoslovakia.

How is Slovak Consitution Day celebrated?

This holiday is marked by traditional customs such as folk dancing and traditional singing. The parliament and Bratislava Castle are opened up to the public. In the evening, Bratislava Castle is lit up to mark the occasion.

Did you know?

Three facts about Slovak Constitution Day

Slovakia has the world’s highest number of castles and chateaux per capita.

Slovak women marry younger than any country in the EU, at an average age of 24.

Borovička is the country’s national drink. It is flavoured with juniper berries and similar to gin.

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