In 2019 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.
National Anthem Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.
Romania’s National Anthem Day is usually celebrated at a public place, such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Carol Park in Romania’s capital Bucharest. Celebrations include a public ceremony attended by national political and religious leaders, officers serving the armed forces, and war veterans. Official uniforms are worn, the national flag is raised high, and the national anthem is performed on the day.
Romania’s anthem has been a song dear to Romanians for many years. The title itself, “Deşteaptă-te, române!” (Awaken thee, Romanian!), has evoked a sense of unity, courage, and patriotism among Romanians during crucial moments in Romania’s modern history, like the Independence War (1877-78), World War I (1914-18), and the Romanian revolution in 1989.