Romania Independence Day 2023: The Independence Day of Romania is observed annually on December 1. Historically, the National Day of Romania was observed on January 1, December 1, May 10, August 23, and December 1, respectively. The 10th of May was observed to commemorate the oath taken by Prince Carol of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen in 1866, on behalf of the United Princedoms of Romania, wherein he proclaimed the independence of Romania as a sovereign state before the Parliament. The popular revolution that resulted in Romania turning its armaments against Nazi Germany occurred on August 23, 1918. On December 1, 1918, Transylvania, Banat, Crisana, and Maramures merged with Romania to form a single nation, which signified the reversion of their Independence Day to the present day.
Romania Independence Day History
Romania, with Bucharest serving as its capital, is a southeast European nation. Fights on the Russian side during the Romanian War of Independence, also known in Romanian historiography as the Russo-Turkish (1877-1878), resulted in their independence from the Ottoman Empire. Romania and the Russian Empire entered into a treaty on April 16, 1877, in their capital city of Bucharest. The treaty stipulated that Romania would grant Russian forces permission to traverse its territory, provided that Russia upheld the integrity of Romania.
120,000 soldiers stationed in the southern region of the nation were prepared to repel an eventual Ottoman assault when mobilization commenced. On April 24, 1877, Russia made a declaration of war against the Ottoman Empire. Its forces entered Romania via the newly constructed Eiffel Bridge; however, they quickly incurred heavy losses and requested Romania’s intervention. The Romanian Army formed an alliance with the Russian Army in 1877.
The cease-fire request put forth by the Ottoman Empire on January 19, 1878 was granted approval by Russia and Romania. However, Romania did not attain the status of a kingdom until 1881. To commemorate Romania National Day or Independence Day, which is more commonly recognized internationally as the Great Union, a yearly military parade takes place. The official documentation confirming the consolidation of the regions was affixed with signatures in Alba Iulia, and the proclamation was publicly read to a sizable Romanian audience in 1918, according to publicly available records.
FAQs for Romania Independence Day
Does Romania’s Day of Independence vary?
Contrary to expectations, it does not. It is annually observed on December 1.
What was the original name of Romania?
Originally derived from the French ‘Roumania’ or ‘Roumanie,’ its English name eventually evolved into ‘Rumania.’ Following World War II, the official designation was altered to “Romania.”
Where can the Independence Day of Romania be observed?
In every region of the country. Participation is possible by attending one of the numerous military parades conducted throughout Romania.
Romania Independence Day 2023 Activities
Leverage your leisure time
Due to the fact that it is a national holiday, the majority of Romanians are off-duty and have the day off. Only select establishments, including restaurants and shops, elect to operate.
Participate in an army procession
There are military parades organized nationwide. The armed forces march with the national flag in their finest uniforms, filled with national pride.
Congregate alongside family and acquaintances.
Celebrate with your relatives, particularly if you have Romanian ancestry. Spend time with your family, go shopping, or gather for dinner with your loved ones.
Five fascinating Romanian facts that will astound you
The biggest structure in the universe
The enormous Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest is the heaviest structure in the globe.
The fifth most opulent nation
Each year, 14.4 liters of unadulterated alcohol are consumed in Romania.
The most beautiful bookstore in the universe
Cărturești Carusel, housed in a renovated 19th-century structure since its 2015 opening, features a bistro on the upper floor and over 10,000 books, 5,000 albums, and DVDs.
Romanian coffee is among the finest in the world.
Francesco Illy, the originator of the Italian coffee brand Illycaffè and the inventor of espresso, was a Hungarian of Romanian descent.
The largest flag in the globe.
In 2013, a 5 ton, 227 by 227-meter ensign was raised in Romania.
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