Don’t worry about the airplanes roaring trough the sky and soldiers on the street yesterday. Zagreb has just been celebrating the 20th anniversary of Oluja (Storm), a military operation that restored Croatia’s occupied territories in the war for Independence, bringing a five-year struggle closer to it’s definite end.
The military parade lasted for an hour with all the military branches, veterans included, marching trough Grada Vukovara street (it being the most important road connecting east and west parts of the city, but also being named after the fallen city that became a symbol of suffering in the war).
Today Croatia celebrates a holiday, the Day of National Gratitude, with a central parade being held in Knin, the most important city liberated in that operation.
Traffic restrictions that were placed during the weekend are being lifted.