President: October 28 Should Be Public Holiday

President Zuzana Caputova (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, October 28 (TASR) – I think that October 28 should be a public holiday, President Zuzana Caputova stated on Monday on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the setting up of Czechoslovakia, commemorating the event by laying wreaths on Tomas Garrigue Masaryk and Miroslav Rastislav Stefanik Squares in Bratislava.

“This is worth considering, and it’s a legitimate consideration. Without this date, we would probably not have formed an independent state formation today, so it’s one of the most important days to remember and perhaps commemorate in this way,” said the president.

Caputova added that it’s unique in history for two close nations to decide to form a whole that was to become a pillar of the future Europe.

Caputova pointed out that in the period concerned Czechoslovakia was a progressive state in which women had the right to vote. She added that there are still only a few women in top politics, and she hopes that her election will form part of the motivation for women to become more involved in public affairs.