Chisinau City Day is celebrated on October 14 annually by the people of Moldova to mark the anniversary of the city. Also on this very day falls the ‘Hramul Chisinaului’ which is a Russian religious day to honor the Holy Virgin’s intercession. In the evening, there is an open-air musical at the Great National Assembly Square, followed by a magnificent firework show. The day is a public holiday in Chisinau. The city is the key industrial and commercial center of the Republic of Moldova and is situated between Romania and Ukraine. Chisinau City is one of the most prosperous and populous cities in Moldova.
History of Chisinau City Day
Moldova is an Eastern European nation and shares its borders with Romania and Ukraine. The region was at the center of the Cucuteni-Trypillia culture that existed between 5500 and 2750 B.C. Cucuteni culture is also the oldest European civilization. The nation’s region lies in a strategic position between Asia and Europe and hence became the target of countless invasions. These invasions made the nation a breeding ground for different cultures such as the Goths, Avars, Huns, Bulgars, Magyars, Mongols, and the Tatars. In the middle ages, the region was a part of the Soviet Republic. Moldova became a sovereign country in 1990 after a Parliament declaration. After a failed Soviet coup d’état attempt in 1991, the nation declared itself independent from the Soviet Union on December 25. In 1992 Moldova became an officially recognized independent country after it was granted membership in the U.N.
Chisinau is the capital city of Moldova. It is one of the most populous, commercial, and prosperous cities with a population of about 0.67 million people. The city had a humble beginning in 1436, as a monastery village. Back then, it was a part of the Principality of Moldavia. The small monastery village had a population of village 7,000 by the beginning of the 19th century.
Chisinau was not always a part of Moldova. After the Russo-Turkish War in 1812, the city became the capital of Bessarabia. After Bessarabia declared independence from the crumbling Russian empire and later joined the Kingdom of Romania, Chisinau became the second-largest city in Romania by 1919. By June 1940, when the region was annexed by the Soviet Union. Chisinau became the capital of the recently established Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Chisinau City Day timeline
Chișinău becomes the capital city of the Moldavian Democratic Republic.
Moldova conducts its first democratic elections for the local parliament.
The Moldovan Parliament adopts the Declaration of Sovereignty of Moldova, stipulating supremacy over those of the Soviet Union in lawmaking.
Moldova declares independence after a failed seizure attempt by the Soviet government in 1991.
Chisinau City Day FAQs
What is Moldova best known for?
Moldova is a peaceful and serene nation with world-class wine, pristine countryside, and ancient monasteries.
Does Moldova touch the Black Sea?
Moldova does not touch the Black Sea but it controls an international port that borders Ukraine and Romania.
What was the former name of Moldova?
Moldova was formerly known as Bessarabia.
Chisinau City Day Activities
Read the history of Chisinau
Chisinau is an old town in Moldova and has a history that spans thousands of years. Read up and share what you learn with your peers for an interesting discussion.
Moldova is an amazing country with historical architecture and amazing people. Visit Moldova on this day and be a part of the countrywide celebrations.
Tweet your thoughts
Tweet a message to the people of Chisinau. Mention all the great things about the capital city in your tweet.
5 Facts About Moldova That You Should Know
Fine cellar for fine wine
Mileștii Mici, a winery in Moldova, has the world’s largest wine cellar, with nearly two million bottles of plonk in its vault.
Critically endangered language
Gagauz, the second language of Moldova, has been declared a critically endangered language.
The poorest European country
With a per capita income of U.S. $4,669, Moldova is the poorest country in Europe.
The landlocked nation
Moldova is a landlocked nation but has exchanged territories with Ukraine to have access to a small strip of the river.
The least visited country
Moldova is the least visited country in Europe.
Why We Love Chisinau City Day
A proud nation
Moldova has its own flaws and issues to resolve, but the people are strong, bold, and patriotic. We love seeing it!
A wonderful nation
Moldova is a wonderful nation. There are large wine cellars, huge cathedrals, and ancient caves to visit.
It is the wine center
Moldova produces so much wine that this small nation is one of the top exporters of wine. We love the cellars in the country which are some of the largest in the whole world.
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