Heroes’ Day will be celebrated this year on May 25, reads the Schedule of the manifestations dedicated to this celebration adopted on Thursday by the Government.
According to a press release of the Executive, Heroes’ Day was granted by law the statute of ” national holiday” and it has been established to be celebrated on the fortieth day from Holy Easter, on Ascension Day.
The schedule of the manifestations, adopted through government Decision, includes commemorative activities in the Capital City, across the country and abroad.
The Ministry of National Defence, through its units, educational institutions, military circles and libraries, will organise symposiums, meetings with historians and war veterans, commemorations in cemeteries, mausoleums and war monuments, book exhibitions. In the Capital city, ceremonies will be held at the Unknown Soldier Grave, the Monument of the heroes fallen in operation theatres and on Romanian territory, at Ghencea Military Cemetery, “Filantropia” Israeli Cemetery, the Monument of the Country’s Heroes and the Revolution Heroes Cemetery.
The National Education Ministry will carry out programmes dedicated to this day in schools: meetings with war veterans, shows of homage, and the Foreign Affairs Ministry will also organise, through Romanian diplomatic missions and consular offices, specific activities to honour the memory and to pay tribute to the Romanian heroes fallen and buried on other countries’ territory, informs the source.
Thematic exhibitions, symposiums, events celebrating the heroes’ remembrance will be chaired by the local public administration. The defence and public order institutions will provide guard of honour and military music for the official events organised in the Capital City and in the county municipalities, further mentions the source.