Statehood Day in Moldova

Although Moldova celebrates independence day on August 27th each year because that’s the year when it adopted its Declaration of Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, its Statehood Day is observed on June 23rd of June.

That’s because this is when the Moldovan Parliament adopted the Declaration of Sovereignty of the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic, an instrument that expressed the belief that Moldovan laws superseded those of the Soviet Union. This instrument was passed in 1990 and would precede independence from the Soviet Union the following year.

The History Of Statehood Day In Moldova

Between February and June of 1990, the Moldovan Supreme Court held independent elections. These elections elected Mircea Snegur as the effective head of state and Mircea Druc as prime minister.

On June 23, 1990, the Moldovan Parliament then adopted the Declaration of Sovereignty of the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic. As stated above, this instrument basically asserted Moldovan independence over Soviet influence.

On August 27, 1991, the Moldovan Parliament voted to adopted the Declaration of Independence from the Soviet Union. On December 21, 1991, Moldova and ten other Soviet republics signed the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Observing Statehood Day In Moldova

Although this holiday is observed with as much enthusiasm as Moldovan Independence Day, there are a variety of special events that take place on this day. These include political speeches, parades, and readings of the Declaration of Sovereignty.

There are also a variety of religious and cultural events that take place in cities all over the country. This is also a good day for Moldovan citizens to gather together with good friends and family members and enjoy a nice meal. On social media, the hashtag #StatehoodDayMoldova can be used to spread the word about this holiday.

Where is it celebrated?
Moldova (Observance)
When is it?
This year (2023)
June 23 Friday
Next year (2024)
June 23 Sunday
Last year (2022)
June 23 Thursday