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Remembrance days in Slovakia

Remembrance Days in Slovakia are working days.

For Public holidays in Slovakia see National holidays in Slovakia.

Date English Name Local Name Remarks
25 March (1988) Struggle for Human Rights Day Deň zápasu za ľudské práva Commemorates Candle demonstration in Bratislava
13 April (1950) Unfairly Prosecuted Persons Day Deň nespravodlivo stíhaných male monasteries were dissolved and friars were interned in Communist Czechoslovakia
4 May (1919) Anniversary of the Decease of Milan Rastislav Štefánik Výročie úmrtia M. R. Štefánika the Slovak co-founder of Czechoslovakia died in an aeroplane accident under unexplained circumstances
7 June (1861) Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak Nation Výročie Memoranda národa slovenského
5 July (n/a*) Foreign Slovaks Day Deň zahraničných Slovákov at the same time the St. Cyril and Methodius Day; *Probably marks the assassination of Matúš Černák, a former minister of the WWII Slovak Republic and then leader of the Slovak exile, in Munich in 1955
17 July (1992) Independence Day Výročie deklarácie o zvrchovanosti SR Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the Slovak Republic
4 August (1863) Matica Slovenská Day Deň Matice Slovenskej Matica Slovenská is a main Slovak cultural institution founded in 1863
9 September (1941) Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of racial violence Deň obetí holokaustu a rasového násilia the WWII-Slovak Republic issued the Jews Code, see under Jozef Tiso
19 September (1848) Day of the First Public Appearance of the Slovak National Council Deň 1. verejného vystúpenia SNR the Sl. National Council – a kind of predecessor of the present-day Slovak parliament – was created on September 15, 1848 and on 19 September initiated the Slovak Volunteer Campaigns of 1848/1849 (see under Ľudovít Štúr)
6 October (1944) Dukla Pass Victims Day Deň obetí Dukly The passage of this pass was an important step in the liberation of Czechoslovakia during WWII
27 October (1907) Černová Tragedy Day Deň černovskej tragédie 15 Slovaks killed and 70 injured in a shooting by policemen when protesting for their priest Andrej Hlinka in the village of Černová; this incident has called the world’s attention the attitude to the minorities in the Hungarian part of Austria–Hungary
28 October (1918) Day of the Establishment of an Independent Czecho-Slovak State Deň vzniku samostatného česko-slovenského štátu see under Czechoslovakia
28 October (1815) Birth of Ľudovít Štúr Day Deň narodenia Ľ. Štúra the author of the present-day Slovak language standard
30 October (1918) Anniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation Výročie Deklarácie slovenského národa Slovaks officially joined Czechoslovakia
31 October (1517) Reformation Day Deň reformácie Commemorates the day Martin Luther nailed The Ninety-Five Theses on the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, sparking the Protestant Reformation.
30 December (1977) Day of the Declaration of Slovakia as an Independent Ecclesiastic Province Deň vyhlásenia Slovenska za samostatnú cirkevnú provinciu Commemorates the declaration of Slovakia as a separate ecclesiastical province by Pope Paul VI.
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