On January 24, 2020, we were reminded of the glory deeds of our ancestors who gave us the most important lesson of solidarity 161 years ago: The Unification of the Romanian Principalities under the leadership of a Romanian ruler, Alexandru Ioan Cuza. It was the moment that marked  the birth of modern Romania, through the will of some people able to build a consensus around a national ideal.

This important historical event is also known as the “Little Union” and represents a basic pillar for the accomplishment of the Romanian unitary national state.

The program of the events celebrating the Union of Romanian Principalities, at Negreşti-Oaş

Starting at 12.00 pm at the Heroes Monument:

  • Intonation of the national anthem of Romania
  • Religious ceremony officiated by the priests from Negreşti-Oaş
  • The historical importance of the day of January 24, 1859
  • Ceremony for laying wreaths and flowers
  • Artistic moment

The event was organized by the Negrești-Oaș Town Hall and Local Council, through the Town House of Culture, in partnership with the Oaș Land Museum, the Negrești-Oaș National Center for Tourism Information and Promotion and the town’s educational institutions.