Armed Forces Day (Croatia)
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Armed Forces Day
Croatian Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on May 28, to mark the day when the festive parade of the first National Guard Assembly brigades was held in 1991 at the Zagreb FC stadium in the Croatian capital.
This year`s celebration is the first since the country joined NATO as a full member.
The National Guard Assembly (ZNG) combined police units and was a professional armed formation of the military organisation for conducting defence-military duties in the Republic of Croatia, which was a part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The ZNG was said to be the precursor of the Croatian Army.