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Remembrance days in Slovakia
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Remembrance days in Slovakia

For holidays in Slovakia see National holidays in Slovakia.

Remembrance Days (they are working days)
Date English Name Local Name Remarks
25 March (1988) Struggle for Human Rights Day Deň zápasu za ľudské práva see e. g. under History of 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 was shot down above the Bratislava airport probably by order of the then Czech politicians
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 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 see under History of Bratislava;literally: Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the Slovak Republic
4 August (1863) Matica Slovenská Day Deň Matice Slovenskejthe Matica, an important Slovak cultural institution, was founded
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 e. g. under Jozef Tiso
19 September (1848) Day of the First Public Appearance of the Slovak National CouncilDeň 1. verejného vystúpenia SNRthe 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 e.g. under Ľudovít Štúr;)
6 October (1944) Dukla Pass Victims DayDeň obetí Dukly the passage of this pass was an important step in the liberation of Czechoslovakia during WWII
27 October (1907) Černov Tragedy Day Deň černovskej tragédie many Slovaks killed in front of a church by Hungarians when protesting against Hungarian priests in the village of Černov; this incident has called the world’s attention to the strong Magyarisation of Slovaks in Austria-Hungary
28 October (1918) Day of the Establishment of an Independent Czecho-Slovak StateDeň vzniku samostatného česko-slovenského štátusee under Czechoslovakia
29 October (1815) Birth of Ľudovít Štúr; DayDeň narodenia Ľ. Štúrathe author of the present-day Slovak language standard)
30 October (1918) Anniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak NationVýrocie Deklarácie slovenského národa Slovaks joined Czechoslovakia
31 October (1517) Reformation DayDeň reformácieMartin Luther nails up his famous programme in Wittenberg
30 December (1977) Day of the Declaration of Slovakia as an Independent Ecclesiastic ProvinceDeň vyhlásenia Slovenska za samostatnú cirkevnú provinciuby pope Paul VI