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Croatian June 25 Independence Day Not A Public Holiday

Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb)
Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Government of Croatia has confirmed that the upcoming Independence Day holiday, on June 25, was a working memorial day replacing the Statehood Day public holiday that had been observed for almost 20 years.

The June 25 Independence Day being a working memorial day, is in line with the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Croatia for the calendar year 2021, as released by the government of Croatia, late last year (2020-12-31).

Recall that the June 25 Statehood Day annual public holiday was canceled as part of amendments to the Croatian law on public holidays, declaring a new Vukovar Remembrance Day national non-working public holiday in Croatia (2020-11-17), and shifting the dates of the Independence Day and Statehood Day holidays (2019-11-19, 2019-11-13, 2019-10-10, 2019-10-07 and 2012-02-09).

These amendments had been incorporated into the Law on Holidays, Remembrances and Non-working Days in the Republic of Croatia ("Zakon o blagdanima, spomendanima i neradnim danima u Republici Hrvatskoj"), in November 2019, and signed into law by the president of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the following month.

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