Independence Day (27 August)

On Independence Day events are organized throughout Moldova, with the largest and most important in Chisinau, where the day is celebrated with an open air festival. The national military orchestra gives a concert, and many cultural activities (e.g. folk music and dancing) take place. Dozens of local restaurants and cafes offer traditional foods: grilled meats, placinta, other national dishes, fruits, and desserts. The day also has plenty of local color, with traditional music and dance and people dressed in national costumes. Many vendors sell Moldovan handicrafts. In the evening, there is concert performance by some of the best Moldovan artists. The celebration ends with a fireworks display. Admission is free.

Theme

National independence, music, gastronomy, culture

Dates

Annually, 27 August (an official national holiday)

Location

Celebrations held country-wide, often in the central squares of cities, towns, and villages. In Chisinau, the celebration occurs on the Great National Assembly Square and parts of Stefan cel Mare Blvd, which is partially closed for the day.

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Language Day (31 August)

In Chisinau, Limba Nosatra day opens with the laying of flowers at the foot of the monument to Stefan cel Mare and the classics of Romanian literature to commemorate the declaration of Romanian as the official language of the country and the reinstatement of the Latin alphabet on 31 August 1989. The rest of the day is a big open air festival where dozens of local restaurants and cafes offer traditional foods: grilled meats, placinta, other national dishes, fruits, and desserts. The day also has plenty of local color, with traditional music and dance and people dressed in national costumes. Many vendors sell Moldovan handicrafts. In the evening, there is concert performance. Admission is free. 

Theme

National heritage, music, gastronomy, culture

Dates

Annually, 31 August (an official national holiday)

Location

Celebrations held country-wide, often in the central squares of cities, towns, and villages. In Chisinau, the celebration occurs on the Great National Assembly Square and parts of Stefan cel Mare Blvd, which is partially closed for the day.

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The National Wine Day – 2015

This year, The National Wine Day will be celebrated on October 3 to 4. The National Office for Vine and Wine, together with representatives of the wine sector decided to cancel, this year,the traditional celebrations dedicated to the National Wine Day after careful consideration of the security reasons and due to the impossibility to organize the event in the center of the capital. NOVW offer this year a modern alternative to usual celebrations of the Wine Day: more wine tours and special offers for those in love with Moldovan wines.

Both locals and foreign tourists will have the possibility to enjoy the best Moldovan wines and to visit Moldovan winemakers at their homes on 3 and 4 of October 2015.  Special tours to underground wine cellars with tasting of most delicious Moldovan traditional dishes and of course, our best wines will be organized during these days.

At this period you can use exclusive offers of local wineries, visit the lushest vineyards of the country, try the most delicious and rich Moldavian wines and get a little dizzy of a living legend's charm.

InfoPoint with special promo tours and departure of FREE BUSES to wineries will be installed in parking zone near hotel "TURIST", bd. Gr.Vieru, 9.

The organizers aim promoting the healthy and moderate wine consumption, bringing the audience closer to the wine producers through professional wine tastings, visits to the vineyards and special moments dedicated to the culture of wine, arts and gastronomy.

The Wine Festival is anticipated during 28 September - 4 October by "Discover Moldova.The Wine Road 2015" project, which will be attended by bloggers from Moldova and Romania. This project is supported by the NOVW, organized by National Inbound Tourism Association of Moldova, hosted by orheianca.eu

Chisinau City Day (October)

 

 

Chisinau City Day, or Hramul Chisinaului, is a Russian Orthodox religious festival commemorating The Intercession of the Holy Virgin. It is celebrated on October 14th each year. In celebrate of the feast, the main street of city, Stefan cel Mare Blvd, is closed to traffic and instead plays host to a huge open air festival.

Traditional food and wine is plentiful, served on numerous improved terraces along the boulevard. National music, dance (especially the hora, a traditional Moldovan folk dance), and other folkloric traditions are all around. Many people wear national costumes. Vendors sell local handicrafts. In the evening, typically there is an open air concert in the Great National Assembly Square which often ends with an impressive firework display.

Every city, town, and village in Moldova has a hram day, honoring the patron saint of the locality. By tradition, on hram days family, friends, and guests are invited to festive dinners where guests also enjoy traditional Moldovan folk dancing. Visits to local hram festivals can be arranged by tour operators.

The National Wine Day is celebrated annually in Moldova, in the first weekend of October, since 2001. In 2014, this event was attended by over 300 thousand people, of which 15 thousand were foreign tourists.