Independence Declaration Day in Montenegro Date in the current year: June 3, 2018

Independence Declaration Day in Montenegro Montenegro celebrates its national holiday, Independence Day, on May 21. On this day in 2006, an independence referendum was held, where 55.5% of voters supported the country’s independence. However, there is one more holiday inspired by Montenegro’s independence in the country’s calendar. Independence Declaration Day in Montenegro is celebrated on June 3.

In 1918, Montenegro was absorbed by the Kingdom of Serbia at the Podgorica Assembly. Shortly after, Serbia joined the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, which was renamed Yugoslavia after the 1929 coup known as the 6 January Dictatorship.

Following the breakup of communist Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, Serbia and Montenegro formed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) that aspired to be recognized as the sole legal successor to Yugoslavia. In 2003, the FRY renamed itself as “Serbia and Montenegro” and officially reconstituted itself as a loose union where each of the constituent republics functioned under separate laws and economic policies.

On May 21, 2006, Montenegro held an independence referendum where more than a half of voters voted in favor of independence. The Parliament of Montenegro formally declared independence on June 3, 2006. Montenegro Independence Day commemorates the anniversary of the referendum, whereas Independence Declaration Day is merely an observance and not a public holiday.

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