Austrian National Holiday

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AKA NameNat'l.feiertag
HashtagsCompiled on#AustrianNationalDay
Related Hashtags#Austria, #Nationalfeiertag
2023 Date26 October 2023
2024 Date26 October 2024

Austrian National Day

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Austrian National Day is observed to commemorate the country's declaration of neutrality after World War II and the last foreign troops leaving its territory. The main focus of this Observance is to celebrate Austria's commitment to maintaining peace and stability, as well as its unique identity and cultural heritage. The day also serves as an opportunity for Austrians to reflect on their historical past, the challenges they faced, and their path towards a prosperous and united nation.

The history of Austrian National Day goes back to October 26, 1955, when the Austrian Parliament unanimously passed the constitutional law on permanent neutrality. This significant milestone followed the Moscow Memorandum, signed earlier that year, in which the Soviet Union agreed to withdraw its forces from Austrian territory, paving the way for Austria's independence and neutrality.

Local communities often organize events, such as receptions, cultural performances, and exhibitions highlighting Austrian history, art, and cuisine. Austrian National Day is celebrated on October 26th annually.

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Top facts about Austrian National Holiday

  • The Austrian State Treaty was signed on 15 May 1955 in Vienna's Schloss Belvedere. The treaty became valid on 27 July 1955.
  • On 30 March 1945, the Soviet Union's Red Army entered Austrian territory and captured the capital, Vienna, on 13 April of the same year.

Austrian National Holiday Top Events and Things to Do

  • Attend the celebration at Heldenplatz in Vienna where the President and Minister of Defense hold a celebration. The President also lays a wreath by the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Generate awareness for the day on social media using hashtags such as #AustrianNationalDay, #Nationalfeiertag and #FreedomforAustria.

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