Statehood Day (Slovene: Dan državnosti) is a holiday that occurs on every 25 June in Slovenia to commemorate the country’s declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Although the formal declaration of independence did not come until 26 June 1991, Statehood Day is considered to be 25 June since that was the date on which the initial acts regarding independence were passed and Slovenia became independent.

For those unfamiliar with Slovenia, it lies in Southeast Europe at the crossroads of the Alps, the Dinaric mountains, the Pannonian plain and the Mediterranean. The climate is a mixture of influences of alpine, mediterranean and continental climate. Half of its area is covered by forests, while the north western part of the country is dominated by the Alps.

Slovenia is also a land of water, with a total of 26,600 km of watercourses, rivers, permanent and torrential tributaries.

The GLCC’s Slovenian member organisation is NA-VDIH (The Centre for Healthy Life). It works within the framework of the ZPPK (Institute for the Promotion of Progressive Culture), and its main purpose is to improve the quality of life of the people of Slovenia.

In Slovenia, the age-standardised five-year survival (percent) for patients diagnosed 2005-2009, after correction for other causes of death (CONCORD-2 data) – 11.4%

Why not visit our Global e-Atlas to learn more about the lung cancer situation in Slovenia?

We wish all our friends, supporters and especially all those living with lung cancer every happiness for the holiday!