Aromanian National Day
Aromanian National Day is held on May 23. This event in the third decade of the month May is annual. Help us
As Aromanian associations and organizations declared in 1991, its day of observation is 23 May as this was the day in which it was announced that the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II had recognized the "Ullah Millet" ("Vlach Millet") for the Aromanians a day earlier in 22 May 1905. This was done with the help of Romania and external powers, notably Austria-Hungary and the German Empire, and its recognition granted them the right to have their own church and to have more autonomy over education. The holiday is sometimes celebrated on 22 May instead. This date for the recognition of the Ullah Millet may have been chosen so it coincided with the anniversary of the Romanian Declaration of Independence.
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