The National Day of Serbia is on the 15th February (The beginning of the Serbian revolution against Ottoman rule 1804, first constitution 1835). The National Day of Serbia which is also called Statehood Day. This as stated is celebrated on 15th February. It marks the anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804, which has in the end led to the creation of the Serbian independent state.
National Day of Serbia
Basically the First Serbian Uprising was led by Djordje Petrovic. He was also known as Karađorđe. He was responsible for rallying the Serbian peasants and soldiers to rebel against Ottoman rule. The uprising was successful in gaining de facto independence for Serbia, and Karađorđe was recognized as the leader of the newly formed state. See also the history of other countries in the region. These include the National Day of Turkey as well as the National Day of Armenia.
Accordingly today the National Day of Serbia is celebrated with various cultural events. These as well as parades, and ceremonies throughout the country. It is a day to honor the country’s history, culture, and people, as well as to reaffirm the country’s commitment to democracy, freedom, and independence. See also the National Day of Slovenia.
Public Holidays in Serbia
Some of the major public holidays in Serbia are:
- New Year’s Day – 1st January
- Orthodox Christmas Day – 7th January
- Statehood Day (National Day) – February 15th
- International Workers’ Day – 1st May
- Victory Day – 9th May
- Saint Vitus Day (Vidovdan) – 28th June
- Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia – 29th November
- Christmas Day – 25th December
- Second Day of Christmas – 26th December
In addition to these public holidays, there are other holidays that are observed by the Serbian Orthodox Church.