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Happy Independence Day, Slovakia!

The parliament and Bratislava Castle are opened up to the public

  • September 01, 2018 10:00
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Consitution Day is a public holiday in Slovakia and is always celebrated on 1 September. The establishment of the constitution effectively brought to end the state of Czechoslovakia, leading to establishment of the Czech and Slovak republics on 1 January 1993. The constitution was officially signed on 3 September 1992, at Bratislava Castle by the Speaker of the House, Ivan Gašparovič (President of Slovakia from 2004 - 2014) and the Prime Minister at the time, Vladimír Mečiar. The constitution itself had to be rushed and many parts are taken directly from the 1920 constitution of Czechoslovakia.     

This holiday is marked by traditional customs such as folk dancing and traditional singing. The parliament and Bratislava Castle are opened up to the public. In the evening, Bratislava Castle is lit up to mark the occasion.

Source: Office holidays

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