About Vukovar Massacre Memorial Day
Vukovar is a city on the Danube River. The city serves as a symbol of the fight for national independence and was razed to the ground on November 18th 1991 by Serb militias after a two-month siege. The Vukovar battle is one of the most violent incidents of the armed conflict between Serbs and Croats (1991-1995), which broke out after Croatia declared independence in 1991.
The declaration marked the beginning of the breaking apart of the Yugoslav Socialist Federation. The central commemoration, in which the country's high-ranking government and political figures took part, was held in Vukovar with a long 'Memory March' in which about 20,000 people took part including veterans of the fight to defend the city.
The new calendar introduces November 18th from 2020, as a Day of Memory for All Victims of War for the Fatherland and the Vukovar Martyrdom.Find out more