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Romania’s Royal Family celebrates Europe Day at Săvârșin Castle

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Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, hosted an event on Sunday at the Royal Castle of Săvârșin on honour of Europe Day. His Royal Highness Prince Radu and Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia also attended the event. A Jazz and Blues Concert was performed by local musicians, in the presence of Her Majesty Margareta of Romania and Prince Radu. Several hundred children from ten schools in Romania were invited by Her Majesty to Săvârșin Castle for the celebrations.

This was the first time that Europe Day was celebrated at the royal castle of Săvârșin, a private residence of the Romanian Royal Family. The day was also marked at Brancovenesc Palace in Potlogi.

Students from ten schools in the Arad region where Săvârșin Castle is located were invited in the event. Many of the students dressed up in their national costumes and were very excited to meet with Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown. Each school had chosen a European national and represented it, with its traditions, including culinary specialities. Margareta and Princess Sofia visited the stands in the garden of the castle.

People from all over the country had access to the six-hectare park that surrounds the castle. Majesty Margareta held a speech, she said: “It was a place loved by my father and seeing what happened today, I thought it was exactly how Săvârșin should be.”

Europe Day is a day celebrating peace and unity in Europe and is celebrated annually on 5 May by the Council of Europe and on 9 May by the European Union. The first recognition of Europe Day was by the Council of Europe, introduced in 1964. The European Union later started to celebrate its own European Day in commemoration of the 1950 Schuman Declaration, leading it to be referred to by some as the “Day of the United Europe”. Both days are celebrated by displaying the Flag of Europe.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.