Every year on June 25, Croatia celebrates a national holiday - Statehood Day, established in memory of Croatia's independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
On May 19, 1991, a referendum was held in Croatia, in which 93.94% of voters voted for the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Croatia.
According to the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, the decision taken at the referendum was binding on all state bodies, therefore, on June 25, 1991, the Croatian Parliament adopted two important resolutions: the Declaration on the Declaration of the Sovereignty and Independence of the Republic of Croatia and the Constitutional Decree on the Sovereignty and Independence of the Republic of Croatia.
However, with the mediation of the mission of the European Community, a three-month moratorium was imposed on the implementation of these decisions on 8 July 1991. But in view of the hostilities between Croatia and Serbia, including rocket attacks on the presidential residence in Zagreb, immediately after the expiration of the moratorium on October 8, 1991, the Parliament at a secret meeting adopted a resolution to break all state-legal ties, on the basis of which Croatia, together with others republics and territories existed within the framework of the SFRY.
Today, in honor of the Statehood Day celebrations, concerts and fireworks are held in all cities of Croatia. The main solemn events with congratulatory speeches by government officials and the laying of wreaths at the monuments to statesmen and fighters for independence are held in Zagreb, which was a symbol of the Croatian struggle for its independence.