Statehood Day

Statehood Day Quick Facts - EU

AKA NameDan Državnosti
Related Hashtags#Slovenija
2023 Date25 June 2023
2024 Date25 June 2024
Statehood Day (SVN)

Statehood Day (SVN) History

Slovenia Statehood Day, also known as Day of Slovenian Sovereignty, celebrates the declaration of Slovenia's independence from Yugoslavia. On 25 June 1991, the basic constitutional charter on the independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Slovenia was adopted as a constitutional act. The following day, on 26 June, independence was publically proclaimed in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana.

Slovenia Statehood Day is celebrated annually on 25 June. Statehood Day is considered to be the most important holiday in Slovenia and the country's National Holiday.

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Statehood Day Facts & Quotes

  • Slovenia's proclamation of independence initiated the start of the Ten-Day War, which began on 27 June 1991 and lasted until 7 July of the same year.
  • Croatia and Slovenia proclaimed their freedom from Yugoslavia at the same time. Croatia also observes Statehood Day on June 25 but has a different Independence Day celebration.
  • Following the Ten-Day War, the Brioni Agreement was drawn up and required Yugoslavian troops to leave Slovenia soil by 31 October 1991.
  • Slovenia became a member of the European Union in 2004 and adopted the Euro as its currency in 2007.
  • We gained independence for ourselves, not against others, which gave us a moral substratum. - Slovenian Prime Minister, Borut Pahor, at the opening of a photography exhibition on Slovenia’s 20th anniversary

Statehood Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Enjoy the Jurjevanje Folklore Festival which runs through Statehood Day. The festival showcases traditional entertainment, music, songs, dance and foods. It is the oldest and one of the largest of its kind in Slovenia.
  • Spread awareness for the day on social media by posting pictures of you and your friends or family with the hashtags #Slovenian, #SlovenianStatehood and #Independence.
  • Indulge in a traditional Slovenian feast with your friends and family. Include typical dishes such as potica, struklji, idrija zlikrofi, prekmurska gibanica and bosman.
  • Watch a documentary that explains and analyses the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Some of our favourites include: The Death of Yugoslavia, The Weight of Chains and Yugoslavia: The Avoidable War.
  • Attend the official ceremony to mark the day. The ceremony is usually held in front of the parliament building and features political speeches and the raising of the flag ceremony.

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