Csíkszereda Musings

My life in and around Csíkszereda, also known as Miercurea Ciuc.

Happy birthday Romania

Posted by Andy Hockley on 1 December, 2006

This was my third December 1st. Actually that’s not close to being true – it’s my 41st December 1st. It’s just that until two years ago December 1st was, at most, the day you got to open the first window on your advent calendar. Now, of course, December 1st is the National Day of Romania when everybody is celebrating and wishing the nation a happy birthday. Well, nearly everyone. But rather than go into that long story again, I’ll just link back to the post I made two years ago, and the one I made last year, which was just about the most commented upon post in Csikszereda Musings history.

Anyhow, there was a nice firework display on Thursday night and a torchlit thingy in the main square, which we looked out on. I think it was on Thursday because they wanted to have the celebration while all the Romanians were still here (since the holiday makes a long weekend this year, I think probably most Romanian Romanians here go home for the festival – and since the majority of Csikszereda’s Romanians are not from here, and have moved here from elsewhere in the country, that means there were a lot fewer Romanians here on the 1st itself).

I had intended this post to be a thorough analysis of the movement for autonomy in Szekelyfold, but I spent hours (well tens of minutes) writing it, and it was all so confused and confusing (even more than normal) that I have shelved it for a while. Sorry. I bet you’re all really upset.

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One Response to “Happy birthday Romania”

  1. Anonymous said

    “Confusion is the virtue of imperception. Imperception is the illusion of confusion. Illusion is the truth that governs perception. I like pumpkins.” – Confucius

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