Today, the 5th of August, is a public holiday across Croatia, Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders.
Up and down the country this important day on the Croatian calendar will be marked with special events. The day marks an important date in the Homeland War in 1995 when, as part of Operation Storm, the Croatian Army liberated the city of Knin. And in 2008, the Croatian Parliament also assigned the name Day of Croatian Defenders to honour the current service members and veterans of the Armed Forces of Croatia.
As ever the main celebrations today will be in Knin, however each city will organise their own events.