Sunday, December 4, 2011

1st of December

The National Assembly in Alba Iulia (December 1, 1918)

"Great Union 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 1918, 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.
In Communist Romania, the date of the national holiday was set to August 23 to mark the 1944 overthrow of the pro-fascist government of Marshal Ion Antonescu." (Source: Wikipedia)

I love to attend the celebration organized by the Embassy of Romania, it's very nice organized and makes me proud to be Romanian. Since I'm having the fashion business I am invited every year as I am considered to transport a positive image in the Austrian society. The gala brings together Romanian diplomats, politicians, artists from all fields, doctors, engineers, business and media people. It is a good chance to make new contacts and exchange impressions about living abroad.

I’ve been wearing a dress made by Romanian designer Monica Salcudean

This year, the event was held in the festivities hall of the Börse building, the former home of the Viennese Stock Exchange and it was a great choice as the number of guests was much higher than in the previous years.

© Peter Gugerell 
© Peter Gugerell
Together with Lucia Ghera, Alma Vida and her friend


  1. Happy National Day Romania ! Felicitari Patricia pentru ceea ce esti si pentru ca reprezinti Romania cu succes ! Numai ganduri bune !

  2. Patty, you are not a Roumanian and you should not wsste your energy trying to be one. You are a Nigerian and I can tell you that there are a good number of sincere and God-fearing people in Nigeria. God is all-knowing; He never makes a mistake and He can NEVER be taken unawares. Seek out the purpose for which you were created and try to accomplish it honestly. By God, you will succeed. Goodluck.

  3. Every post I write is based on my sincere feelings and facts.
    God fearing people are all over this Planet. Romania is the country I was born, grew up and formed my personality, received education and medical care. Romania is the place where I can naturally be myself in an instant, speak my mother language and have the best family someone could get.
    Nigeria is a beautiful country with rich natural resources and many beautiful people. But Nigeria is not my land, not my family, doesn’t have my friends or doesn’t speak my language. Nothing connects me to Nigeria and this will never change.
    Since 10 years, Austria has been my adopting land; it has many similarities to Romania but many differences that makes it very special. In Austria I have all the means to pursue my carrier that I love and respect very much. Above all the the qualities, Austria has Patrick, the person that is my best friend, best brother, best father, best husband and best moral and financial support. Sorry to disappoint but you don’t know me, Nigeria is not in my past, present, future or in my thoughts. Nigeria can be Brazil, Holland, China or Sweden. A nice country.

  4. HI PATRICIA, as I wrote already to your father, you are a wise girl, with lots of understanding not only by brain, but also with heart, what might be even more important. I will not try to get involved in discussions between you and your father, as this cannot be my right. But I respect anyones ideas, even if they seem sometimes to be a little bit queer. Anyway, thanks for informing me about. Let´s see...Willi.