The Great Union Day

Happy birthday, Romania!

Today, we are celebrating one of Romania’s most important historical events – Great Union Day also called Unification Day. It is the national holiday of Romania and marks the unification of Transylvania, Bassarabia, and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom in 1918.

On December 1, 1918, the National Assembly of Romanians of Transylvania and Hungary, consisting of 1,228 elected representatives of the Romanians in Transylvania, Banat, Crişana and Maramureş, convened in Alba Iulia and decreed (by unanimous vote).

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The period between the two World Wars was rich in events: Romania gained and lost territories, hundreds of thousands of people died in the wars, new ideologies appeared, the elites and the democratic institutions were destroyed.

100 years have passed and we are celebrating that moment now, looking ahead to what the new developments and advances in technology will bring about for our future.

The military parade of the Romanian Armed Forces on Piața Constituției (Constitution Square) in central Bucharest was held in honor of this celebration and a parade was  also held in the city of Alba Iulia.

Until December 1, 2019, “Happy birthday, Romania!”