Croatia Independence Day

Croatia Independence Day

October 8
This holiday is celebrated in Croatia to mark the day in 1991 that the Croatian Parliament voted to cut constitutional ties with Yugoslavia. The Croatians had declared their independence three months earlier, on June 25 ( Croatia Statehood Day), but a three-month moratorium was placed on implementation of the decision to give European negotiators a chance to broker an agreement. Those talks failed, and Croatia proceeded with its plan for independence.
Offices, businesses, and schools in Croatia are closed on Independence Day.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Croatia
2343 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-588-8497; fax: 202-234-2363
croatiaemb.org
Croatian National Tourist Board
Iblerov trg 10/IV
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
www.croatia.hr/English/Home/Naslovna.aspx
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