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  1 month ago

Today is the Statehood Day in Croatia

The government in Croatia changed the law on national holidays and officially moved this very important event from June 25 to May 30.

History of Statehood Day

The conflict in former Yugoslavia reached its peak in the spring of 1991. Croatia and Slovenia declared their sovereignty a year before and held the first free parliamentary elections. However, at that time, terms sovereignty and independence were not synonymous.

Croatia and Slovenia sought a peaceful way of breaking away from Yugoslavia. These two countries were interested in possibly creating a confederation of sovereign republics instead of one single nation. Meanwhile, there was a rebellion of Serbs in parts of Croatia. What remained of the federal government of Yugoslavia was completely paralyzed.

In such circumstances, Croatia issued a referendum on May 19. Eighty-three percent of the voters replied to the referendum out of which 93.2 percent voted YES for Croatian sovereignty. The referendum offered two options. In the first, Croatia would become a sovereign and independent state, guaranteeing cultural autonomy and civil rights to Serbs and other minorities in Croatia, free to form an association of sovereign states with other former Yugoslav republics. In the second, Croatia would remain in Yugoslavia as a unified federal state.

To this day, the referendum holds the record for the largest turnout in Croatian history and is one of the most significant Croatian historical events. On 25 June 1991, the Croatian Parliament met and adopted a Constitutional Declaration on the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Croatia.

It is good to remembered how hard way the Croatia passed to became independent.

Thank you for reading.


  1 month ago
Happy Independence day Reply


  1 month ago
Happy Independence Day Reply


  1 month ago
Yes, happiest Independence Day! Reply


  1 month ago
Happy Independence Day! Reply


  1 month ago
Very informative Thank you for sharing this Reply

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