Croatia Independence Day History
Croatian Independence Day celebrates the nation's official independence from the other Yugoslav republics. On June 25, Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia however following both Croatia's and Slovenia's declarations of independence, a three month waiting period, called the Brioni Declaration, was put into place in order to discuss matters with Yugoslavia. Finally, on 8 October 1991, Croatia dissolved all state and legal ties with the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Croatian Independence Day is celebrated annually on 8 October in order to mark the official day that it split from Yugoslavia. The dissolution was finalised in the INA building and not in its usual Saint Marcus Square building since the centre of Zagreb had been attacked the day before. Independence Day was first celebrated in 2002.
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