Anniversary of the creation of the Czechoslovak Republic finally becomes a state holiday

Anniversary of the creation of the Czechoslovak Republic finally becomes a state holiday

On Thursday 28 October 2021, President Čaputová commemorated the 103rd anniversary of the creation of the Czechoslovak Republic on the occasion of the state holiday. 

The president also paid her respects to the memory of Milan Rastislav Štefánik and Tomáš Garrique Masaryk by laying wreaths by their monuments on the banks of the Danube. The president appreciated the fact that for the first time in the history of the independent Slovak Republic we were commemorating the anniversary of the creation of Czechoslovakia as a state holiday. “If there hadn’t been a Czechoslovakia, there would probably be no present-day Slovakia. The creation of the Czechoslovak Republic in October 1918 is one of the most important events in our modern history. People who spoke Slovak became a subject of their own history after 1918, because they acquired what had been denied them: a state framework for their political, economic, social and cultural development.”  

According to the president, we can be grateful to the first republic that our language and cultural wealth is greater and more diverse thanks to the values from the other side of the Morava River and that we continue to draw on this unique closeness even today. “Despite the fact that we are no longer together, due to a peaceful break-up which was a model lesson of maturity, we have remained close.”