The Romanian flag (Drapelul României) is flown across Romania every year on 26th June.
Flag Day symbolizes Romania’s independence. Romania’s national flag is a blue, yellow and red tricolor, with the colors arranged in vertical bands of equal size. The three colors symbolize the three Romanian provinces – Wallachia (yellow), Moldavia (red), and Transylvania (blue).
To celebrate Flag Day in my favourite country, my ebook ‘Dogs ‘n’ Dracula: A Road Trip Through Romania‘ is reduced to 99p/99c for the next couple of days on Amazon UK and US. Click here to find it on your local Amazon store.
What it’s About?
Three years after Mark and I gave up work to tour full time, we set off for Spain and Portugal in a caravan with four dogs, but they decided to turn left…
According to The Spectator, Romania is “Europe’s most overlooked holiday destination.” According to everyone else, it was somewhere we would be robbed, scammed, kidnapped or eaten–if we managed to avoid the floods and riots. Follow us as we tow a caravan through the largest, untouched wilderness in Europe, crossing the Carpathian Mountains via one of the world’s most ‘Dangerous Roads’, guided by a satnav with a revenge complex more pathological than Vlad the Impaler’s.
This is the third book in our Adventure Caravanning with Dogs series and, like the others, is a stand-alone tail.
Described by reviewers as ‘Entertaining and Informative’ and ‘Armchair Travel Delight’, it was a finalist in the Romania Insider Awards.
Here’s a link to my other books on my Amazon Author Page.
For my Romanian book recommendations, click here to go to my entry on Shepherd.com – The Best Books To Get To Know Romania and her People.
About Romanian Flag Day – Fun With Flags!
The Romanian flag’s tricolors of blue, yellow and red were first used together in 1834, where they appeared not as a national flag, but as a merchant flags and in flags of native militia units. In 1848 Romanian revolutionaries flew the blue, gold, and red tricolor flag. Initially, some tricolors were displayed horizontally, but the revolutionary provisional government in Bucharest decreed the vertical arrangement, with blue at the hoist, as it was more popular.
The tricolor became the national flag in 1859. However, the flag was horizontally arranged with blue on top until 1862. In 1867, the national flag, as well as the military ensigns, were changed to the vertical arrangement, with blue at the hoist.
In 1948, the national tricolor included a coat of arms, which was changed at least 4 times, up until the Communist regime in Romania ended in 1989, when the plain tricolor flag was reestablished. The Romanian constitution, which was adopted in 1991, states that “the flag of Romania is tricolor; the colors are arranged vertically in the following order from the mast: blue, yellow, (and) red”. In 1998 Romanian lawmakers proclaimed Flag Day to be annually observed on June 26.