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Austrian National Day 2014

27. October 2014
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Abu Dhabi

Event details

27. October 2014B.00Austrian National Day 2014 Shangri-La Hotel

The Austrian National Day will be celebrated on Monday the 27th October 2014 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Plaza Beach Garden, Qaryat al Beri in Abu Dhabi. Invited will be selected Austrian citizens - registered at the Austrian Embassy and valued business associates.

The celebration of the Austrian Nationalday 2014 can only be realized due to the generous donations of the following companies:

OMV , Emirates Environmental Technology LLC , Ghassan Ahmed Al Sulaiman Trading (Rauch Säfte) , Kleindienst Group , Red Bull , Doka Gulf FZE , ING AAGA Projects , Knauf , Strabag , Borealis Middle East , VAMED Middle East , Cargo Partner , Zink Power Middle East FZE , VFS , Crystal House Lights / Gifts Co. , Voestalpine Tubulars , Unger Steel Middle East FZE , Gantner Electronics , Swarovski , Waagner Biro Gulf LLC , Strohal Legal Group , Umdasch Shopfitting L.L.C. , Weiss-Rohlig UAE LLC. , Shaloh Trading , Austrian Airlines , Shangri-La Hotel Abu Dhabi , Frey Wille , Bene , Julius Meinl , Heidi Back Solutions , High Spirit , Soletti , Manner .

If you also want to support the Austrian National Day, please contact either the Austrian Embassy or us directly.

The celebration of the 26th October as the Austrian National Day goes back to the beginnings of the 2nd Republic after WW II. After the end of the War, Austria was occupied by the four Allied powers (Sowjet Union, United States, Great Britain and France) and accordingly divided into four zones. With their consent, an Austrian government was elected democratically, but every legislative regulation or political action required their consent. The negotiations over a State Treaty ending this occupation could finally be brought to conclusion in the spring of 1955: the Austrian State Treaty was signed on the 15 of May 1955 in Vienna's castle Belvedere (maybe one of the most moving events in Austrian history) and entered into force on July 27 1955. October 26 marks the day that followed the day on which the last foreign troops left the Austrian territory; therefore de facto the first day Austria was again an independent and sovereign country. As the status of permanent neutrality was the condition upon which the Sowjet Union had agreed to the signing of the State Treaty, the Austrian Parliament also chose this very special day to pass the law on permanent neutrality to mark the fact that it was taking a unilateral and independent decision.

The Federal Government celebrates this day every year with a series of events in Vienna and throughout Austria.