Statehood Day (Slovenia)

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Statehood Day
Official nameSlovene: Dan državnosti
Observed bySlovenia
Date25 June

Statehood Day (Slovene: Dan državnosti) is a holiday in Slovenia. It takes place on 25 June. The holiday is the day the country said is was indepentant from Yugoslavia in 1991. The formal declaration of independence did not come until 26 June 1991 but Statehood Day is 25 June. This is because that was the date when the first acts about independence were passed and Slovenia became independent.[1][2][3] This declaration started the Ten-Day War with Yugoslavia, which Slovenia won.[4][5]

Statehood Day is not the same as Slovenia's Independence and Unity Day. That holiday is celebrated each year on 26 December. It honours the 26 December 1990 statement of the results of the plebiscite held three days earlier. In that, 88.5% of all Slovenian voters wanted Slovenia to become a sovereign nation.[3]

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  1. Race, Helena (2005). "Dan prej" – 26. junij 1991: diplomsko delo ["A Day Before" – 26 June 1991: Diploma Thesis] (PDF) (in Slovenian). Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  2. Janko Prunk (2001). "Path to Slovene State". Public Relations and Media Office, Government of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Independence Day and 10th Anniversary of the Plebiscite". 26 December 2000. Archived from the original on 20 September 2005. Retrieved 25 June 2006.
  4. Klemenčič, Matjaž; Žagar, Mitja (2004). "Democratization in the Beginning of the 1990s". The Former Yugoslavia's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook. ABC-CLIO. pp. 297–298. ISBN 978-1-57607-294-3.
  5. Lukic, Rénéo; Lynch, Allen (1996). "The Wars of Yugoslav Succession, 1941–95". Europe from the Balkans to the Urals: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. Oxford University Press. p. 184. ISBN 978-0-19-829200-5.

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