On Thursday, Slovenia celebrated Statehood Day and the 29th anniversary of its independence.
The highlight commemorating the holiday was the central state celebration held on Wednesday, on the eve of the holiday, at Kongresni trg in Ljubljana. The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, addressed the assembled people. Before the celebration, the National Assembly held a formal session. On the occasion of Statehood Day, Prime Minister Janez Janša addressed the members of the Slovenian Armed Forces deployed on international missions and operations in a videoconference.
Statehood Day is celebrated on 25 June to commemorate 25 June 1991, when Slovenia officially gained its independence. Following the plebiscite held in December 1990, the then Slovenian Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Independence of Slovenia and the Basic Constitutional Charter on the Sovereignty and Independence of the Republic of Slovenia. On Wednesday, many celebrations were held throughout the country to mark the holiday.
It has been 30 years since the then Slovenian Assembly approved the Demos government, which led Slovenia after its first democratic elections in April 1990. It accomplished Slovenia's independence and lay the foundations for the country's development. More you can watch in the video here.
You can also find out more about the Slovenia's path to independence and learn more about the symbols that indicate affiliation with the country.