“The state leadership and the entire nation are marking 27 years since its declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991.

In recognition of the national holiday, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, and Speaker of the Parliament Gordan Jandroković laid wreaths and lit candles at the Altar of the Homeland at Medvedgrad on Zagreb’s Sljeme mountain.

The state leadership also attended holy mass at St. Mark’s church, led by Zagreb Archbishop Cardinal Josip Bozanić.

On June 25, 1991, the Croatian parliament formally proclaimed independence from the former Yugoslavia following a referendum result which saw over 93 percent of voters sign in favour of independence. And it was on October 8, 1991, that Croatia finally cut ties with Yugoslavia.” (Voice of Croatia)