Independence Day is a public holiday in Croatia marked on 8 October. On 8 October 1991 Croatian Parliament unanimously reached a Decision on dissolution of all state and legal ties with other republics and provinces of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Croatian Parliament acknowledged that the Republic of Croatia considered no body representing Yugoslavia neither legitimate nor legal and did not recognize any legal act representing former federation. On 25 June 1991 Croatian Parliament enacted a Constitutional decision on independence and sovereignty.
The Decision on dissolution of all state and legal ties with other republics and provinces of Yugoslavia was enacted by the Croatian Parliament in the shelter of INA building, and not in its building on Saint Marcus Square which the Parliament has been using for over 250 years, since a day earlier, on 7 October, the Yugoslav Air Force attacked the historic centre of Zagreb and Banski dvori, the official residence of the President of Croatia and Government of the time.