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Niagara Falls to light up in Croatian colours this weekend

Niagara Falls to light up in Croatian colours on Saturday

Niagara Falls (Photo: James Wheeler/Unsplash)

Niagara Falls in Canada and the US will light up in the Croatian colours of red, white and blue to mark Statehood Day, which the country celebrates this weekend.

Croatia marks Statehood Day for the 30th time since declaring independence from Yugoslavia on Sunday, 30 May. 

On 25 June 1991, the Croatian Parliament adopted its historical decision on starting the process of separation from other former Yugoslav republics.

This decision was preceded by a referendum held on 19 May 1991, where 94 percent of the citizens decided Croatia was not to remain in Yugoslavia but was to achieve independence. 

To mark the occasion, the Niagara Illumination Board, organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Ottawa, will light up on the Canadian side in the colours of the Croatian flag on Saturday.

The lighting display will take place on May 29th from 22:00 – 22:15 local time. 

People will be able to watch the event live on EarthCam Niagara Falls 

The Consulate General in New York has also organised the lighting of Niagara Falls USA in colours the Croatian flag.

Niagara Falls to light up in Croatian colours on Saturday

Niagara Falls

The lighting display will take place on May 29th from 21:00 – 21:15 local time and again from 22:00 – 22:15. 

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The famous Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, spanning the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States.

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