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                            Transforming National Holidays
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	Organization of this volume
Discursive construction of national holidays in West and South Slavic countries after the fall of communism
	1. National holidays as sites of transformation
	2. Terminology
	3. National holidays in official discourse
	4. National holidays and collective memory
	5. Underlying events
	6. Methodologies
1. Collective memory and media genres: Serbian Statehood Day 2002-2010
	1. Introduction and background
	2. Collective memory and Serbian Statehood Day
	3. Analysis of media texts
	4. Conclusions
	Primary sources
2. The quest for a proper Bulgarian national holiday
	1. Introduction
	2. Day of Bulgaria’s Liberation from the Ottoman Yoke, 3 March
	3. Day of Bulgarian Enlightenment and Slavic Literacy, 24 May
	4. Day of Unification, 6 September
	5. Day of Bulgaria’s Independence, 22 September
	6. Other dates
	7. Conclusion
	Primary sources
3. The multiple symbolism of 3 May in Poland after the fall of communism
	1. Introduction
	2. Using the symbolism of the Constitution of 3 May: Three presidential discourses
	3. The spirituality of the nation: Ecclesial 3 May discourse
	4. Conclusion
	Primary sources
4. “Dan skuplji vijeka,” ‘A day more precious than a century’: Constructing Montenegrin identity by commemorating Independence Day
	1. Introduction
	2. Background
	3. Theoretical and methodological frameworks
	4. Analyzing Pobjeda’s construction of Independence Day
	5. Đukanović’s construction of Montenegrin identity in two interviews
	6. To be continued
5. Croatia in search of a national day: Front-page presentations of national-day celebrations, 1988-2005
	1. Introduction and background: Underlying events and controversies of national days as state symbol
	2. Analysis: Categories and premises
	3. Concluding remarks
	Primary sources
6. Contested pasts, contested red-letter days: Antifascist commemorations and ethnic identities in post-communist Croatia
	1. Introduction
	2. Reconstructing the past: Independent Croatia and the post-communist transition
	3. Parallel commemorations, contested pasts
	4. Nation states and identity in commemorative speeches
	5. Conclusion
	Primary sources
7. Commemorating the Warsaw Uprising of 1 August 1944: International relational aspects of commemorative practices
	1. Introduction: 1 August as a key event in Polish history
	2. The development of the commemoration of 1 August in Poland
	3. The international commemorations of the Warsaw Uprising
	4. Concluding remarks
	Primary sources
8. Ilinden: Linking a Macedonian past, present and future
	1. Introduction
	2. A third Ilinden? (1990-1995)
	3. Ethnic crisis (2001)
	4. Bucharest and beyond (2008 onwards)
	5. Conclusion
	Primary sources
9. Slovak national identity as articulated in the homilies of a religious holiday
	1. Introduction
	2. The 1984 homily
	3. The 2007 homily
	4. Conclusion
	Primary sources
10. The Czech and Czechoslovak 28 October: Stability and change in four presidential addresses 1988-2008
	1. Introduction
	2. Method
	3. Contexts
	4. Verbal means
	5. Conclusions
	Primary sources
11. Disputes over national holidays: Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000-2010
	1. Introduction
	2. Holidays in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
	3. Holidays in the Republika Srpska
	4. A neutral discourse - imposed from outside?
	5. Conclusion
	Primary sources
12. What Europe means for Poland: The front-page coverage of Independence Day in Gazeta Wyborcza 1989-2009
	1. Introduction
	2. Streamlining freedom stories: 1989
	3. Concluding remarks
	Primary sources
Appendix. List of current laws on national holidays in West and South Slavic countries

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