Romania National Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Thursday, December 1st. There are until the next observance.

Romania’s National Day, also known as the Great Union Day, is celebrated on December 1 and is regarded as a very important day in Romania due to the history of the areas that are now modern-day Romania. Every year, millions of Romanians all over the world remember the day that this historic unity was declared.

📆 When is Romania National Day?

This year, Romania National Day is on December 1st. It is the 1st Thursday in December; in 2023, it is on Friday.

Countdown to Romania National Day

Did you know: In 1918, the agreement that formalized the union of the three territories with the Romanian monarchy was signed in Alba Iulia.

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📜 History of Romania National Day

The country’s independence day has been moved several times in the past: first, it was May 10, to commemorate the day King Carol I ratified the Declaration of Independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1877; then, starting in 1948, it was moved to August 23, to commemorate the 1944 overthrow of the country’s pro-Nazi government. However, Romania’s independence day has been commemorated on December 1 since 1990.

Outside the nation, Romania’s National Day is better known as the Great Union, and the yearly military parade held on that day with a normally large throng of spectators is loved by Romanians and foreigners alike.

Documents show that the documents approving the merger of the territories were signed in the city of Alba Iulia. In 1918, the statement was read out loud to a large group of Romanians.

Romania is Europe’s 12th biggest country and the European Union’s sixth most populated member state. When Romania celebrated the 100th anniversary of Great Union Day in 2018, 4807 people gathered in Alba Iulia to make a silhouette of the country. This was the largest representation of a country ever made by people.

☑️ Romania National Day facts

The Romanian national flag
The Romanian national flag is a tricolor of blue, yellow, and red, with the colors placed in equal-sized vertical stripes, representing the three areas that amalgamated to become modern-day Romania.

National Military Parade
The Great Union Day, which is also called Romanian National Day, is marked by a large military parade that a lot of people watch.

The first celebration is the most memorable
The inaugural December 1 national holiday saw the most celebrations in Alba Iulia, the spot where the three territories were united with the Kingdom of Romania.

Things to do on Romania National Day

Attend the annual parade
To commemorate the festival, attend the big military parade in Bucharest, Romania’s capital city. Thousands of troops and performers will amaze viewers with stunning displays.

Read history books and indulge in traditional Romanian dishes
To commemorate the nation’s independence day, indulge in classic Romanian foods such as “sarmale,” “ciorba de burta,” “pomana porcului,” and “mici.” Also, read a book about Romanian history.

Talk about it on social media
Spread the word about the day by posting photos and starting conversations on social media with hashtags like #GreatUnionDay, #RomanianUnification, #MareaUnire, and #RomanianNationalDay.Please spread the word!

📅 Romania National Day Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2023 December 1 Friday
2024 December 1 Sunday
2025 December 1 Monday
2026 December 1 Tuesday
2027 December 1 Wednesday

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