Shocking images were published on social networks by outraged romanians. The city of “Targu Secuiesc”, celebrated Romania’s National Day, in a very outrageous way, says Jurnalul National.
Instead of the tricolor romanian flag, the people of Targu Secuiesc posted on doors and windows the black flag of mourning, on which ribbons in the colors of the flag of Hungary were tied.
Moreover, the mayor of Targu Secuiesc, Tibor Bokor refused to fly the romanian flag on Romania’s National Day. The images have caused scandal, most comments cataloging the gesture as “outrageous defiance against Romanians“.
By this time, authorities in Targu Secuiesc have not issued a statement to explain or inform on this predicament.
Great Union Day (Romanian: Ziua Marii Uniri, also called Unification Day) occurring on December 1, is the national holiday of Romania. It commemorates the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania.
This holiday was set after the 1989 Romanian Revolution and it marks the unification of Transylvania, but also of the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom, in 1918.
Prior to 1948, the national holiday of Romania was set to be on May 10, which had a double meaning: it was the day on which Carol I set foot on the Romanian soil (in 1866), and it was the day on which the prince ratified the Declaration of Independence (from the Ottoman Empire) in 1877.