How is the Royalty Day celebrated in Romania?

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Concerts, a sports competition and the traditional “Garden Party” at the Elisabeta Palace are among the events held on the occasion of Royalty Day on May 10. The celebrations will take place until May 17.

A military laying wreath ceremony has taken place in Bucharest at the  Carol I statue in the Royal Palace Square, in the memory of the founder of the Romanian royal dynasty and of the Romanian modern state. Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Radu, Princess Elena and Alexander Philips Nixon, princess Sofia and Princess Maria attended the ceremony.

A brass band music concert performed by the Army Orchestra of “Mihai Viteazul” brigade 30 is also in store.

Elisabeta Palace is hosting the well known “Garden party” today as of 5 p.m., when thousands of guests are expected from all over Romania and R of Moldova, representatives of the rural and city communities, high ranking officials, local authorities, civil society personalities, representatives of the business and academic environment, teachers and students, representatives of the Romanian Army, of the Church and members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Bucharest.

On Saturday, a stickball competition will take place on the Arch of Triumph Stadium in Bucharest on Saturday, at 10:00hr.

The events dedicated to the Royalty Day will end by a Royal Concert at the Radio Hall, on May 17, as of 19:00hr, performed by the National Radio Orchestra.

The Chamber of Deputies voted in 2015 that May 10 to be declared national holiday, marking three historical events: the start of Carol I reign, the State Independence and the coronation of the first king of the country.

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