Day 1 – The National Day of Romania

National Day of Romania and the beginning of my journey in finding the best Christmas destinations in Romania.

Ziua Nationala a Romaniei – Zalau | Cele mai frumoase destinatii de Craciun in Romania.

Romanians from all around the world has celebrated on 1st December the 99th anniversary of the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania.

While enjoyed the day and the Christmas decorations in Zalau, I remembered that somewhere this time last year I was documenting my experience at the famous Christmas Markets in Birmingham and Paris. It suddenly came to me, what if I start a little trip in exploring the best Christmas destinations in Transylvania, Romania and that’s exactly what I did.

Day 1 – The beginning of my journey.

Although there is not much of a Christmas Market in Zalau, I found it only fair to start with my home town.

The marble square its the traditional city centre of Zalau, where most of the times the events and Christmas Markets happen. It was no different this year either.

The square holds the big Christmas tree decoration in the centre, electic cars for a bit of fun and many traditional products. You can find several places making the Kurtoskalacs, corn, honey, and many other things to bring you closer to the Christmas mood.

Just across the marble square at the base of the park, a beautiful Christmas tree is set up, snow man, reindeer’s and the Nativity scene.

Comparing to the other big cities probably not much going on, but for me it is enough to bring me into that Christmas mood just before the holidays.

I hope you enjoyed this short video about the National Day of Romania and Zalau.

Tomorrow I will be in Oradea where the Christmas Market goes to a completely different level.

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