Unification Day in Romania in 2021

Unification Day in Romania in 2021
  How long until Unification Day?
This holiday next takes place in 337 days.
  Dates of Unification Day in Romania
2022 Romania Fri, Jan 21 National Holiday
2021 Romania Sun, Jan 24 National Holiday
2020 Romania Fri, Jan 24 National Holiday
2019 Romania Thu, Jan 24 National Holiday
2018 Romania Wed, Jan 24 National Holiday
  Summary
Holiday since 2015. Marks the political union between Wallachia and Moldavia in 1859

When is Unification Day?

This public holiday is always celebrated on January 24th. In Romanian, it is known as 'Ziua Unirii' and may also be known as 'Little Union Day'. It celebrates the Union of the Romanian Principalities on this day in 1859.

History of Unification Day

Since the 14th century, Moldavia and Wallachia had been principalities in Eastern Europe. In 1859, Alexandru Ioan Cuza was elected as ruler in both principalities, creating the Union of the Romanian Principalities.

The official name of the country after the union was The Romanian United Principalities. In 1866, it was renamed Romania and then the Kingdom of Romania in 1881.

This unification is seen as a key event in the formation of the Romanian national state. On December 1st 1918, Transylvania, Banat, Crisana and Maramures joined Romania. This second union event is commemorated by Grand Union Day, the National holiday of Romania.

This day only became a public holiday in 2015.

Did you know?

In the 80s, Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu banned the game Scrabble. He described it as "overly intellectual" and a "subversive evil".

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