Austria National Day

Austria National Day

October 26
National Day commemorates the day in 1955 when Soviet occupation forces left Austria, after taking control in 1945. The Austrian State Treaty of May 15, 1955, ensured that Austrians would regain sovereignty over their country on July 27. By October 26, it was once again a free, independent country.
Though a national holiday in Austria, people do not get the day off from school or work, mainly because of the idea that one's country is best served by working. Schools hold special presentations, and the president delivers a speech.
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 178
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In his message on Sunday, President Rouhani extended his heartfelt felicitation on the occasion of Austria National Day to the Austrian president, government and people.