Austrian National Day

October 26 is Austria National Day. On that day in 1955, the National Council of Austria signed a state treaty on the neutrality and independence of Austria.

In 1945, after the end of the war, Austria was divided into four zones under the control of American, British, French and Soviet troops. On May 15, 1955, a state treaty was signed under which the country regained sovereignty. The ratification of the treaty was completed on July 27, and according to its provisions, the Allied forces were to leave Austria within 90 days - that is, by October 25. October 26 was therefore the first day of freedom for Austria, without the occupation forces.

On September 11, 1956, at the request of the Minister of Education, Heinrich Drimmel, the Council of Ministers established October 26 as the "Austrian Flag Day" and in 1965 the Parliament and the government agreed that this day would be a national holiday.

Austria has long been one of the activities of the International Cultural Center. Later this year, the HERITO issue will be published, devoted to this country, prepared in cooperation with the Austrian Consulate General in Krakow.
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