Slovenia National Day

Slovenia National Day

June 25
Slovenia declared its independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991, after elections in 1990 showed that 88% of the people wished to secede from Yugoslavia. Previously, Slovenia, which is a little smaller than New Jersey, was part of the Austria-Hungarian kingdom. It joined with Serbia, Croatia, and Montenegro at the end of World War I, and this federation was called Yugoslavia after 1929.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
2410 California St.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-386-6601; fax: 202-386-6633
www.washington.embassy.si
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