Slovenia Statehood Day around the world in 2019

Slovenia Statehood Day around the world in 2019
  How long until Slovenia Statehood Day?
This holiday next takes place in 7 days.
  Dates of Slovenia Statehood Day around the world
2020SloveniaJun 25
Slovenia Thu, Jun 25National Holiday
2019SloveniaJun 25
Slovenia Tue, Jun 25National Holiday
2018SloveniaJun 25
Slovenia Mon, Jun 25National Holiday
2017SloveniaJun 25
Slovenia Sun, Jun 25National Holiday
2016SloveniaJun 25
Slovenia Sat, Jun 25National Holiday
  Summary
Commemorates Slovenia's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on 25 June 1991

When is Statehood Day?

This state holiday is always celebrated on 25 June. In Slovenian, it is known as 'Dan državnosti'.

This holiday is Slovenia's national day and commemorates Slovenia's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on 25 June 1991.

History of Statehood Day

Historically part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire until its collapse at the end of World War I, Slovenia was one of the six republics that formed Yugoslavia.

In December 1990, the Slovenian independence referendum had resulted in a 94.8% vote in favour of establishing an independent Slovenia.

The formal declaration of independence was on 26 June 1991, but since many of the legislation relating to independence was passed on 25 June, it is this date that is remembered and celebrated on Statehood Day.

The proclamation started the Ten-Day war with Yugoslavia, which resulted in victory for Slovenia.

Croatia also celebrates Statehood day on the same day, as it was also a state created from the dissolution of Yugoslavia.

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