Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December 1st, our National Day

On December 1st 1918 all Romanian territories were united in a single country called Romania. This day became the Romanian National Day, excepting the communist period when the National Day was on August 23rd (warmer and much more suited for mici and bear ... just kidding).

What will the people do here in Cluj on December 1st? Some will take a short vacation. I bet the malls will be very crowded, since many will go shopping for the forthcoming holidays. In the evening, many will go to watch the traditional fireworks in Avram Iancu square (I will watch it from my window, the view is better...and it's warm). Usually, there are some free concerts and a small military parade.

If you want to get around Cluj on this day, it may be difficult (even impossible in the evening) because parts of the city center are closed for traffic. Bars, coffee shops and restaurants are crowded, so be sure you've made a reservation if you decide to go out.

Have a good National Day, take a break and relaaax! Enjoy the fireworks!

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