This year's program of the Parade of Remembrance is held under the slogan "Vukovar - a place of special reverence". The memorial parade will be held by epidemiological measures and recommendations prescribed by the epidemiological services and the Civil Protection Headquarters due to the special conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The commemoration will be also held in other cities in Croatia and around the world. Citizens light candles while praying in the silence tributing to the fallen veterans and civilians, and especially to the victims of Vukovar and Škabrnja. Among them is Split where the commemoration will be held under the slogan "Vukovar is shining in my city too" and Zurich, which will be included in the commemoration for the first time this year. Zagreb traditionally participates in lighting thousands of lanterns along the 5 km long Vukovarska street. Each city has its own Vukovarska Street, which will be illuminated by thousands of lanterns that day.
Vukovar still lives among the citizens of the Republic of Croatia, and every year they remember with reverence the sacrifice that Vukovar made to make Croatia an independent and free state.
The parade of remembrance started under the direction of the City Government of the City of Vukovar and the Association of Veterans of the City of Vukovar, as well as the citizens, back in 1997.