Moldova Celebrates Independence Day On 27

 AUGUST 27

Moldova Independence Day is celebrated on August 27 annually. The Diplomatic Informer Magazine wishes to congratulate the Government and the people of Moldova on the occasion of the anniversary of the independence day.

We sincerely wish the Government & the people of Moldova continued unity, peace and increased prosperity.

Moldova Independence Day is celebrated annually on August 27. In Romanian, it is named ‘Ziua Independenței.’ This is Moldova’s National Day. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence from the Soviet Union on August 27, 1991. The people of Moldova celebrate with fireworks, concerts, and military parades. The president also addresses the nation with a patriotic speech. Because it is a public holiday, most citizens and employees have the day off, and, like some other holidays, most businesses in Moldova are closed on August 27 each year.

Moldova is an Eastern European Country and was formerly part of the Soviet Republic. The country shares borders with Romania and Ukraine. A great part of Moldovan territory was a part of the principality of Moldavia from the 14th Century until 1812 when it conceded to the Russian Empire, and that part of the country became known as “Bessarabia.”

In 1856, Southern Bessarabia was returned to Moldavia and in 1859, merged with Wallachia to form Romania, but Russian rule was soon restored over the whole region in 1878. During the 1917 Russian Revolution, Bessarabia briefly became a self-governing state within the Russian Republic, known as the Moldavian Democratic Republic. In February 1918, the Moldavian Democratic Republic declared independence and then integrated into Romania later that year following a vote of its assembly.

In 1940, as a consequence of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Romania was compelled to concede Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina to the Soviet Union, leading to the creation of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. On August 27, 1991, as the dissolution of the Soviet Union was afoot, the Moldavian SSR declared independence and took the name Moldova.

On 21 December 1991, Moldova, along with 10 other Soviet republics, signed the act that formed the Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S.). Moldova’s Independence was officially recognized on March 2 1992 when the country became a member of the United Nations.

Before 1991 parades in the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic were held in honor of the October Revolution, and Victory Day, but by 2001 the first military parade was held in honor of their independence.

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