Oltenia Day (Romanian: Ziua Olteniei) is a public holiday of Romania celebrated every 21 March that commemorates the entry into Bucharest on 21 March 1821 of the Romanian revolutionary Tudor Vladimirescu, who started the Wallachian uprising of 1821 in Oltenia, where he was born. The holiday was promulgated on 13 April 2017 by Law No. 65/2017 by the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis and published in the Monitorul Oficial on the same day. Previously, the project to establish the holiday had been approved by the Senate of Romania on 1 November 2016 and by the Chamber of Deputies of Romania on 21 March 2017. The holiday was first proposed by a group of 27 deputies and senators belonging to different Romanian political parties.[1][2][3]

Oltenia Day
Observed byRomania
SignificanceAnniversary of the entry of the Oltenian Romanian revolutionary Tudor Vladimirescu in Bucharest during the Wallachian uprising of 1821
CelebrationsArtistic, cultural and scientific events
Date21 March
Next time21 March 2025 (2025-03-21)
Related toGreat Union Day (1 December)

According to the law that promulgated the holiday, on Oltenia Day, the central and local authorities and also public cultural institutions are allowed to organize artistic, cultural and scientific events. Furthermore, the Romanian Television Society and the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company may also include programs related to Oltenia Day.[1][2][3]

The day, which is a symbol of pride among the locals,[4] is celebrated in various parts of Oltenia such as Craiova[5][4] or Târgu Jiu.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Ziua Olteniei". Agerpres (in Romanian). 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b Marica, Irina (14 April 2017). "Romania's Oltenia region will be celebrated on March 21". Romania Insider.
  3. ^ a b "E oficial. 21 martie va fi Ziua Olteniei". Digi24 (in Romanian). 13 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b Mitrache, Andreea (21 March 2018). "Ziua Olteniei sărbătorită în fiecare an pe data de 21 martie. Oltenii sunt mândrii nevoie mare că au ziua lor și s-au pus pe petrecut: "Olteanul este la putere"". Adevărul (in Romanian).
  5. ^ "Ziua Olteniei, sărbătorită la Craiova" (in Romanian). Craiova City Hall. 20 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Ziua Olteniei, sărbătorită pentru a doua oară la Târgu Jiu. Este legată de numele lui Tudor Vladimirescu". gorj24.com (in Romanian). 18 March 2019.