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 De┼ł z├ípasu za ─żudsk├ę pr├íva Commemorates Candle demonstration in Bratislava
13 April (1950) Unfairly Prosecuted Persons Day De┼ł nespravodlivo st├şhan├Żch male monasteries were dissolved and friars were interned in Communist Czechoslovakia
4 May (1919) Anniversary of the Decease of Milan Rastislav ┼átef├ínik V├Żro─Źie ├║mrtia M. R. ┼átef├ínika 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 V├Żro─Źie Memoranda n├íroda slovensk├ęho
5 July (n/a*) Foreign Slovaks Day De┼ł zahrani─Źn├Żch Slov├íkov at the same time the St. Cyril and Methodius Day;
  • Probably marks the assassination of Mat├║┼í ─îern├ík, a former minister of the WWII Slovak Republic and then leader of the Slovak exile, in Munich in 1955
17 July (1992) Independence Day V├Żro─Źie deklar├ície o zvrchovanosti SR Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the Slovak Republic
4 August (1863) Matica Slovensk├í Day De┼ł Matice Slovenskej Matica Slovensk├í is a main Slovak cultural institution founded in 1863
9 September (1941) Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of racial violence De┼ł obet├ş holokaustu a rasov├ęho n├ísilia 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 De┼ł 1. verejn├ęho vyst├║penia SNR the Sl. National Council ÔÇô a kind of predecessor of the present-day Slovak parliament ÔÇô was created on September 15, 1848 and on 19 September initiated the Slovak Volunteer Campaigns of 1848/1849 (see under ─Żudov├şt ┼át├║r)
6 October (1944) Dukla Pass Victims Day De┼ł obet├ş Dukly The passage of this pass at the Battle of the Dukla Pass was an important step in the liberation of Czechoslovakia during WWII
27 October (1907) ─îernov├í Tragedy Day De┼ł ─Źernovskej trag├ędie 15 Slovaks killed and 70 injured in a shooting by policemen when protesting for their priest Andrej Hlinka in the village of ─îernov├í; this incident has called the worldÔÇÖs 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 De┼ł vzniku samostatn├ęho ─Źesko-slovensk├ęho ┼ít├ítu see under Czechoslovakia
28 October (1815) Birth of ─Żudov├şt ┼át├║r Day De┼ł narodenia ─Ż. ┼át├║ra the author of the present-day Slovak language standard
31 October (1517) Reformation Day De┼ł reform├ície 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 De┼ł vyhl├ísenia Slovenska za samostatn├║ cirkevn├║ provinciu Commemorates the declaration of Slovakia as a separate ecclesiastical province by Pope Paul VI.

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