Ljubljana, 25 June 2022 (TDI): Statehood Day (Slovenia’s National Day) is a holiday that is celebrated on 25 June in Slovenia. Slovenia got independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991.
Moreover, the official declaration of independence of Slovenia was held in the capital city, Ljubljana, but the holiday was celebrated on the 25th of June.
Vse najboljše, draga 🇸🇮 Slovenija! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/85buHliXHY
— Vlada Republike Slovenije (@vladaRS) June 25, 2022
Furthermore, the celebration was started with a firing cannon salute. Additionally, on this day people wear traditional clothes. On the other side, major cultural venues are arranged where locals gather for songs, dances, and recitals.
Besides, Slovenia’s National Day is the perfect opportunity to eat specialty cheeses, meats, or olive oil fresh from the Mediterranean.
History behind National Day
Further, the National Day of Slovenia is an important event in Slovenian history. After centuries of being under the rule of a variety of empires and unions, Slovenians finally got independence from Yugoslavia.
After that, Slovenians became a sovereign nation. Apart from this, this holiday is to celebrate Slovenian history and culture. In addition, on this day schools, colleges and businesses are closed
Congratulatory Messages from other Countries
The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Asim Iftikhar Ahmad wished Slovenia on her National Day on behalf of Pakistan.
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) June 25, 2022
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani extended congratulations to Slovenia on its National Day.
— Bujar Osmani (@Bujar_O) June 25, 2022
Germany also congratulated Slovenia on the day by sharing a message on the official Twitter account of the German Mission to the OSCE: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Best wishes to all friends and colleagues in #Slovenia on their National Day, marking 31 years since the declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on June 25th 1991.
Vesel dan državnosti!
🇩🇪 🤝 🇸🇮 #StatehoodDay pic.twitter.com/QuG1sZ968Y
— Germany in the OSCE (@GER_OSCE) June 25, 2022