Sunday, January 18, 2015

Romanian National Day

Cluj-Napoca has been part of Romania for less than a hundred years.  The costumed people in these top photos are re-enacting a event that took place at the end of the 19th century, where people protested to break from the Austro-Hungarian empire.  Going through this part of Romania, you see signs in both German and Hungarian, depending on the city or village.  It's an interesting history of empires going back and forth.  The people of Cluj are happy to be part of Romania now, as shown by the large Romanian flags on the buildings.  December first is Romanian National Day, the day the king and queen re-entered Bucharest to reclaim Romania after the first World War.

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