Romania National Day

Romania National Day

December 1
The national holiday of Romania has been celebrated since 1990, after the fall of Romanian Communist Party head Nicolae Ceausescu, with military parades, speeches and a holiday from work. This day marks the unification in 1918 of Romania and Transylvania and the formation of the Romanian state within its present-day boundaries. Romania's full independence had been recognized in 1878, but Transylvania had remained outside the new state. On December 1, a Romanian assembly passed the resolution of unity celebrated on National Day.
CONTACTS:
Romanian Embassy
1607 23rd St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-232-3694; fax: 202-232-4748
www.roembus.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 201