National Flag Day in Romania Date in the current year: June 26, 2016

National Flag Day in Romania National Flag Day in Romania is observed on June 26. It was proclaimed in 1998 and has been celebrated each year ever since.

The national flag of Romania is a vertical tricolor of cobalt blue, chrome yellow and vermilion red stripes. During the Wallachian Uprising of 1821, these colors represented liberty, justice and fraternity, accordingly.

The tricolor was first adopted in the Principality of Wallachia in 1834, although the order of stripes was different. The provisional government officially adopted it as a national flag during the Wallachian Revolution of 1848. Throughout its existence, the flag has been modified several times. The current order and placement of the colors was finally adopted in 1866: red fly, yellow in the middle and blue hoist.

National Flag Day was first observed in Romania on June 26, 1998. The date of June 26 was chosen because on that day in 1848 the blue-yellow-red tricolor was officially declared the national flag of Romania.

Flag Day is not a public holiday, but it is still marked with numerous educational and cultural events and military ceremonies. Flag Day events and activities are aimed at highlighting the most important milestones of Romanian history.

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