Thank you for visiting our first newsletter. It’s been quite a busy month! Our official website went live on June 9th. We launched our first fundraiser on Facebook, which is running through July. United Adoptees of Romania has reached all over the world and is excited to continue growing.
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United Adoptees of Romania will be setting up a YouTube channel this month, where we will create music playlists based on genre. We will also be using our YouTube channel for adoptee and adoptive parent interviews. In the meantime, here are some fun songs for the summer:
COMING UP IN JULY
On July 29th, Romanians celebrate their national anthem. The Romanian national anthem is called, Deşteaptă-te, române!.
You can listen to it below.
Here’s the official version: Deşteaptă-te Române
Here’s a more “pop” version by Liviu Teodorescu: Desteapta-te, Romane!
To celebrate, Romanians raise their flag while listening to the Romanian national anthem in a public place, usually a park. Just like America, Romania has a Tomb of the Unkown Soldier, located at Carol Park in Bucharest, Romania. Every year there is a public ceremony where Romanian political and religious leaders, as well as active duty and military/war veterans, attend. All of these official people show up in their uniforms.
“Deşteaptă-te, române!” translates to “Wake up, Romanian!” Andrei Muresanu wrote the lyrics back in 1848 and was performed for the first time during the European Revolution. But it wasn’t officially their national anthem yet. When Romania became communist-ruled, Deşteaptă-te, române! was outlawed. Nicolae Ceausescu, Romania’s communist dictator, continued to ban Deşteaptă-te, române! during his reign. Right after he was executed on Christmas Eve of 1989, they unbanned it. The anthem became very popular among Romanians. Citizens were signing it in the streets, thus becoming Romania’s official national anthem shortly after they killed their dictator.
As our organization continues to grow our newsletters will be more in-depth. United Adoptees of Romania will strive to educate our adoptees about their culture. We don’t have any updates in regards to volunteering yet, but hopefully, we will be making progress soon!
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