Slovenia National Day 2022 – Today’s Doodle commemorates Slovenia National Day, or Statehood Day, to celebrate the country’s declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. The Republic of Slovenia flag, like the one seen in today’s Doodle, flew high in the Republic Square in celebration.
The official declaration of independence was made in the capital city, Ljubljana, on June 26. The name Ljubljana— which means “the loved one”—is representative of Slovenes pride in their country.
The day’s ceremonies are introduced with a firing cannon salute. The fortress serves as a major cultural venue where locals gather for songs, dances and recitals. Dressed in traditional clothing, people of Slovenia skip and twirl with each other to the tune of folk music. Additionally, Slovenia’s National Day is the perfect opportunity to indulge in specialty cheeses, meats, or olive oil fresh from the Mediterranean.
Happy Statehood Day, or Dan državnosti, to all who celebrate!
You can find more about Slovenia National Day 2022 on the official Google Doodle Page