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Published Aug. 24, 2010 1:36 PM

St. Clement of Ohrid was born ca. 840 in what is today Macedonia, and was a disciple of the famous SS. Cyril and Methodius.

Published Aug. 24, 2010 12:23 PM

The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina has no common national day, and the 25 November is a contested day.

Published Aug. 24, 2010 12:16 PM

Since 1992, Slovenia has been celebrating Reformation Day (Dan reformacije) on 31 October. Although Slovenians are predominantly Roman Catholic, the Reformation contributed profoundly to the cultural development of the country.

Published Aug. 24, 2010 12:07 PM

The day when the Red Army entered Bulgaria in 1944 and the Communist Party grabbed power came to be celebrated as the national holiday during Communist rule.

Published Aug. 24, 2010 12:02 PM

Celebrated on 29 August, this anniversary marks the beginning of the Slovak National Uprising in 1944.

Published Aug. 24, 2010 11:55 AM

The Saints Cyril and Methodius were Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessalonica in the 9th century

Published Aug. 24, 2010 11:53 AM

The Republic of Croatia celebrates Statehood Day (Dan državnosti) every year on June 25 to commemorate the country’s declaration of independence from the then Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Published Aug. 24, 2010 11:51 AM

Constitution Day (Święto Narodowe Trzeciego Maja) in Poland marks the Constitution of the Third of May, which is universally hailed as one of the proudest achievements in Polish history.

Published Aug. 24, 2010 11:43 AM

In Slovenia, The Liberation Front was established in Ljubljana on 26 April 1941 in the house of writer and literary critic Josip Vidmar, only two weeks after Slovenia was occupied by Nazi Germany and ten days after the Yugoslav authorities surrendered in Belgrade.

Published Aug. 24, 2010 11:28 AM

Baba Marta, or Granny March, is in Bulgarian folklore tradition an old lady who chases out winter and brings on spring

Published Aug. 24, 2010 11:22 AM

The Slovenian Cultural Holiday, known unofficially as Prešeren Day is a national holiday marking the anniversary of the death of the poet France Prešeren on 8 February, 1849.

Published Aug. 24, 2010 11:16 AM

Epiphany (from Greek, “to manifest” or “to show”) is a Christian celebration of the manifestation of God in human form realized through Christ.