National Day in Austria Date in the current year: October 26, 2022

National Day in Austria October 26 is National Day in Austria. This holiday was created to commemorate the anniversary of the 1955 Declaration of Neutrality.

The Declaration of Neutrality was enacted on October 26, 1955 as a constitutional act of parliament. According to the Declaration, the Austrian Parliament declared the country to be permanently neutral. The Declaration was a direct consequence of the ten-year Allied occupation of Austria by the United States, the Soviet Union, France and the United Kingdom. The country was freed from the occupation by the Austrian State Treaty that was signed on May 15, 1955. The subsequent Declaration of Neutrality was the last step towards the proclamation of the Republic of Austria.

Naturally, Austria's National Day is observed is one of the most important holidays in the country. The biggest celebration is held in the Austrian capital of Vienna. A military parade is a traditional part of the celebration. The buildings of the Austrian Parliament and the Chancellery open their doors to visitors on tjhe occasion.

Austrians like to participate in different celebratory events and have picnics. National Day is a public holiday, so everyone can enjoy the celebration.

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Public Holidays

Country

Austria

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National Day of Austria, holidays in Austria, Austrian holidays, public holiday, Declaration of Neutrality