Establishment Of The Independent Czecho-Slovak State
The Establishment of the Independent Czecho-Slovak State is a former observance day and current national holiday in Slovakia that’s observed on the 28th of October every year. This day is not a public holiday and simply commemorates the day when the first independent Czechoslovak state was founded from territories that formerly belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
That’s why this day is also observed in the Czech Republic and is known as Independent Czechoslovak State Day in that country. Establishment of the Independent Czecho-Slovak State is a commemoration that shouldn’t be confused with the Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic, which is observed on the 1st of January and marks the day when Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The History Of The Establishment Of The Independent Czecho-Slovak State
The first independent Czechoslovak state was created on October 28th, 1918. The President of that country was President Tomáš G. Masaryk. The Establishment of the Independent Czecho-Slovak State commemorates this first Czechoslovak state.
Czechoslovakia would become one of Europe’s first democracies under a multi-party parliamentary model, and it would last approximately two decades before it was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938.
Even though this day has been observed every year, it didn’t become a national holiday until 2021. However, even though it’s a national holiday, it’s still not a day off for the general population.
Interesting Facts About Slovakia
We wanted to list some interesting facts about Slovakia and the people who live there, so we took some time and did some research. Below are the facts that we would like to now share with everyone. Hopefully, everyone will find them as informative and interesting as we did.
- Angelina Jolie, Paul Newman, and Ivan Reitman are just some American celebrities who have Slovak parents or grandparents.
- The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, is only 60 km from Vienna, the capital of Austria.
- Slovakia is home to 180 castles and 425 chateaux. The most popular castle in the country is Bratislava Castle.
- Slovakia is also home to over 6,000 caves and over 1,300 mineral springs.
- In the town of Levoča is the highest wooden altar in the world. It is located in the Church of St. James in this medieval town’s historic center.
Observing The Establishment of the Independent Czecho-Slovak State
Because this day isn’t a public holiday, most people work and most businesses remain open during this day. This day is commemorated with speeches, military events, and other activities that commemorate the birth of the now-defunct country of Czechoslovakia. The hashtag #CzechoSlovakStateEstablishment can be used to spread the word about this holiday online.