October 26, The Austrian National Holiday

Many activities are held on October 26th, Austria’s National Holiday. The Federal Museums are open to the public free of charge, the Austrian Open-Air Museum at Stübing near Graz (Styria) offers an “Erlebnistag” (with special attractions), and military music is played in various places. All over the country, people take part in fitness-runs arranged by the Federal Sports Organization, following the example of the "Kennedy-Marches" that were inaugurated in the USA in 1963.