Europe’s Day is marked in Bucharest on Saturday, May 9, during 13:30 and 18:00 by several special performances. Five European brass bands will perform in the Capital’s downtown locations: Unirii Park, Cismigiu Park (pavilion area), Herastrau Park (pavilion area) and Universitate Square (the statues’ esplanade).
ARCUB, the Cultural Center of Bucharest Municipality is promising Bucharesters exquisite concerts performed by the invited bands. The Brass Band of the “Mihai Viteazul” 30 regiment (Romania), The Hussards (Hungary), The Pipe and Drums (Scotland), The Napoleonic Historical Band (France), Bersaglieri Military Band (Italy) are totaling 130 musicians.
The access of Europe Day’s events is free.
Tube stations to change names on Europe Day
The European Commission Representation in Romania together with Metrorex and 16 embassies and cultural institutes representing EU member states will hold “Metro Europe” event in Bucharest for the second year in a row. The big event will include name change overs of the tube stations, musical performances, video projections, traditional folk dances, all hosted by several tube stations.
Thus, Eroilor station will take Sweden and Germany names, Izvor will become France, Universitate-Italy, Unirii 1-The Czech Republic, Unirii 2- Ireland. Romana is Denmark, Victoriei 2- Romania, Grozavesti will become Finland, Stefan cel Mare-Austria, Crânga?i- Spain, Gara de Nord- Lithuania, Timpuri Noi-Hungary, Aviatorilor-Greece, Pipera-The Netherlands and Piata Sudului-Malta.
Europe Day is an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe. There are two separate designations of Europe Day: 5 May for the Council of Europe and 9 May for the European Union.
EU institutions open their doors to the public on Europe Day. Each year thousands of people take part in visits, debates, concerts and other events to mark the day and raise awareness about the EU.