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Croatia marks Statehood Day today

Written by  May 30, 2021

Today, the 30th of May, is a public holiday across Croatia as the country celebrates Statehood Day.

Statehood Day is a holiday that occurs every year on 30 May in Croatia (from 2002 to 2019 was on 25 June) to celebrate the constitution of the first modern multi-party Croatian Parliament in 1990. The Statehood Day is a National Day of Croatia, being both an official holiday and a day off work.
On 30 May 1990, the first modern multi-party Croatian Parliament convened, following the 1990 Croatian parliamentary election. This date was from 1990 to 2002 marked as the Statehood Day.

The Government of Ivica Račan moved the Statehood Day to 25 June in 2002, and 30 May was marked as a memorial day (working) under the name Day of the Croatian Parliament. On 25 June, after the independence referendum held on 19 May 1991, Croatia proclaimed its independence, but due to the negotiation of the Brioni Agreement, a three-month moratorium was placed on the implementation of the decision and the Parliament cut all remaining ties with Yugoslavia on 8 October 1991.

On 14 November 2019, the Croatian Parliament adopted a new law on holidays, and moved the Statehood Day back to 30 May. The previous date, 25 June, became a working memorial day under the name Independence Day.


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