Statehood Day (Slovenia)
|Official name||Slovene: Dan državnosti|
|Next time||25 June 2014|
Statehood Day (Slovene: Dan državnosti) is a holiday that occurs on every 25 June in Slovenia to commemorate the country's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Although the formal declaration of independence did not come until 26 June 1991, Statehood Day is considered to be June 25 since that was the date on which the initial acts regarding independence were passed and Slovenia became independent. Slovenia's declaration jumpstarted the Ten-Day War with Yugoslavia, which it eventually won.
Statehood Day is not to be confused with Slovenia's Independence and Unity Day, which is celebrated each year on December 26 in honour of the 26 December 1990 official proclamation of the results of the plebiscite in which 88.5% of all Slovenian voters were in favor of Slovenia becoming a sovereign nation.
Notes and references
- Race, Helena (2005). "Dan prej" - 26. junij 1991: diplomsko delo ["A Day Before" – 26 June 1991: Diploma Thesis] (in Slovene). Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
- Janko Prunk (2001). "Path to Slovene State". Public Relations and Media Office, Government of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
- "Independence Day and 10th Anniversary of the Plebiscite". 2000-12-26. Retrieved 2006-06-25.[dead link]
- BBC ON THIS DAY | 27 June|1991 - The BBC marks the date Yugoslavia entered Slovenia following Slovenia's declaration of independence
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