Romania might celebrate a new national holiday. The Romanian Senate adopted on Tuesday, October 13, a bill that declares March 27 the Unification Day between Bessarabia and Romania. Bessarabia, currently part of Moldova Republic, was part of Greater Romania between 1918 and 1940.
“Central and local public administration authorities, NGOs, museums, Romanian representations abroad can mark the Unification Day between Bessarabia and Romania by organizing public events and cultural and scientific manifestations dedicated to this holiday,” reads the bill cited by local Mediafax.
According to the explanatory memorandum of the project “March 27, 1918, is one of the most significant days in the Romanian history. At that moment, after 106 years of Tsarist occupation, Bessarabia returned to its natural borders, being the first Romanian province that united with Romania.”
The bill, initiated by MP Eugen Tomac, got 79 votes ‘in favor’ in the Senate. However, the bill also has to be reviewed by the Chamber of Deputies, which is the decision-making body.
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