Flag Day in Romania
National Flag Day is an observance in Romania that is observed on June 26th, but it is not a public holiday. What we mean by that is that government offices and businesses remain open on this day, and the public does not receive the day off. It is a day on which the Romanian flag is revered, and it is a holiday that has been observed since 1998.
In cities such as Bucharest, the country’s flag is at the center of official ceremonies. There is also usually a military parade of some sort and speeches given by military, government, civilian, and religious organizations.
The History of National Flag Day in Romania
The color combination of red, yellow, and blue was first used in Romania on merchant and naval flags during the 1830s, but it would not become the national flag until 1859. The colors on this flag were arranged horizontally, however. The tricolor of the flag would not become like the modern Romanian flag until 1867.
From 1948 through 1989, this flag also had a coat of arms, but once that was eliminated, the flag went back to its tricolor design. In 1991, the Romanian Constitution stated that the flag of Romania is tricolor, with the colors being arranged vertically. The colors, starting from the hoist, should be blue, yellow, and then red. In 1998, June 26th was designated National Flag Day by Romanian lawmakers.
Observing National Flag Day in Romania
This holiday is observed with special ceremonies, especially in larger cities such as Bucharest. At these events, there are military parades, the raising of the Romanian flag, and other special ceremonies. There are also speeches given by military officials, politicians, and organizers of civic groups.