The Embassy of the Republic of Croatia celebrated the 28th anniversary of the Statehood Day with a solemn reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Several hundred officials, including representatives of the political and diplomatic corps, church dignitaries, as well as a large number of guests from the Serbian public and cultural life attended the celebration.

Croatia marked Statehood Day on Tuesday, 25th June for the 28th time since declaring independence from Yugoslavia.

On 25th June 1991, the Croatian Parliament adopted its historical decision on starting the process of separation from other former Yugoslav republics.

This decision was preceded by a referendum held on 19th May 1991, where 94 percent of the citizens decided Croatia was not to remain in Yugoslavia but was to achieve independence. The 25th of June is therefore celebrated as the Croatian Statehood Day.

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