On the occasion of Romania’s National Day, the Ministry of National Defense is organizing in Bucharest, Friday, December 1, starting at 9:00 a.m., a military and religious ceremony of laying wreaths and wreaths of flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Carol I Park, in memory of the Romanian heroes who sacrificed their lives on the battlefields, for the fulfillment of national ideals.
More than 2,400 soldiers and specialists from the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Romanian Intelligence Service, and the Special Telecommunications Service will participate in the National Military Parade that will take place on Friday, starting at 11:00 a.m., in Bucharest’s Arcului de Triumf Square. and the National Administration of Penitentiaries.
At the same time, approximately 250 foreign soldiers will parade in the parade block as part of detachments from Belgium, France, North Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United States of America and the Netherlands, as well as military from the allied countries contributing to the NATO structures on the territory of Romania.
The parade of military equipment comprises about 130 technical means, and the aerial device includes 40 Romanian military aircraft, of which 23 land and air military equipment belonging to the participating foreign militaries.
After the end of the official ceremony, the public present in Arcului de Triumf Square can visit exhibition stands with military equipment, which will be located in the area until 2:00 p.m.
At the „King Ferdinand I” National Military Museum in Bucharest, the Exhibition „Tricolor – identity symbol of Romanian unity in folk costume” will be opened on Friday, from 1:00 p.m.
The organization of the exhibition is limited to the celebration of two significant events – Romania’s National Day and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Military Museum by King Ferdinand I on December 18, 1923.
The events in Bucharest end on Friday, from 7:00 p.m., with the retreat with torches of the soldiers of the 30th Guards Brigade ‘Mihai Viteazul’, on the route National Military Circle Palace – Calea Victoriei – Parliament Palace – Cotroceni Palace – brigade headquarters.