Dec 1, 2011

Google Doodle for the National Day of Romania

Google honors the National Day of Romania:

Top 5 facts about the National Day of Romania:

1. Great Union Day is the national holiday of Romania.

2. It commemorates the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania.

3. This holiday was set after the 1989 Romanian Revolution. In Communist Romania, the date of the national holiday was set to August 23 to mark the 1944 overthrow of the pro-fascist government of Marshal Ion Antonescu.

4. It marks the unification of Transylvania, but also of the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom, in 1918.

5. Prior to 1918, the national holiday of Romania was set to be on May 10, which had a double meaning: it was the day on which Carol I set foot on the Romanian soil (in 1866), and it was the day on which the prince ratified the Declaration of Independence (from the Ottoman Empire) in 1877.

Dec 01, 2010 - Romania National Day 

Romania National Day

Dec 01, 2009 - Romanian National Day 

Romanian National Day

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