Today, Croatia celebrates Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders, one of the most important public holidays held as a memorial to its War of Independence.

On that date in 1995 the Croatian Army took the city of Knin during Operation ‘Oluja’ which brought an end to the Republic of Serbian Krajina, a self-proclaimed Serb entity in Croatia. Although the main celebration is in Knin, the main point of this important historical event, every city in Croatia pays its honor to our soldiers and the importance of today’s date.

In 2008, the Croatian Parliament also assigned the name Day of the Croatian Defenders to the holiday, therefore this day also honors the serving men and women and veterans of the Republic of Croatia Armed Forces, people we should thank – every day.

This day was a lovely opportunity to enjoy Stradun in the whole new light, which we did. Take a look @ our photo gallery!

 

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