December 1, 2019
Great Union Day 2019
Today’s Doodle celebrates Romania’s Great Union Day, or Ziua Marii Uniri, which commemorates the day in 1918 when the Resolution of the National Assembly was signed, forming modern Romania.
In 1859, the southern and eastern regions of Wallachia and Moldavia banded together as the Kingdom of Romania, declaring independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1877. The Resolution of the National Assembly joined Transylvania, Banat, Crişana, and Maramureş, with the Kingdom of Romania, further expanding the size of the nation.
Ratified in the historic city of Alba Iulia, in the presence of over 100,000 people, the 1918 accord passed without objection. Containing clauses that protected religious freedom, codified universal suffrage, and freedom of the press, it stood as a testament to the path Romania hoped to pursue.
La mulți ani, România!