Croatia Statehood Day

Croatia Statehood Day

June 25
Croatians mark this national holiday to commemorate the country's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991. This holiday is distinct from the country's Independence Day on October 8, when the implementation of the declaration went into effect.
Offices, businesses, and schools are closed in Croatia on Statehood Day. Wreaths are laid and candles lit at sites of fallen soldiers, including the graves of national heroes. Past celebrations have included a ceremonial line-up of military troops in the central square of the country's capital, Zagreb, and speeches by the country's leaders, including the president.
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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