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Croatian Town Samobor Celebrates 770th Birthday

The President of Croatia Ivo Josipovic and the President of the Croatian Parliament Josip Leko, were special guests at the birthday party of the picturesque Croatian town of Samobor.

Samobor, which is located west of the capital Zagreb and boasts a population of close to 40,000, celebrated its 770th birthday on Saturday.  Josipovic said that Samobor has over the years maintained its individuality and identity, and that it never became just a suburb of Zagreb.

“Samobor is a town which is beautiful and nice to live in,” Leko said, adding that many Croats have moved from the capital Zagreb to Samobor to live and that he hopes that the relationship and the development of the two cities will continue.

Samobor’s Mayor Kresimir Beljak thanked the distinguished guests for coming and said that Samobor is one of the most progressive cities in Croatia, reported dalje.com.

Samobor folk celebrate the day on the third weekend in October, on the day when historians estimate that King Bela IV. (year 1242nd), donated Charter of Free Royal Market to Samobor town.

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