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Issue 15 - Spring 2016

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Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter! After a short break we are back with updates on the N/P and Secondary Education Councils, details of new projects supported by the Community Fund and various updates on health and safety issues. Why not check out our regular column, "Love Laeken" and find out about what the Dreve Sainte Anne looked like before it became the busy street it is today!

On the services front, remember that the first enrolment phase for transport closes on 31 May 2016. Enrolments for extra-curricular activities will open on 1 June so keep checking the website for details of the activites. You should also have received details about the upcoming Performing Arts Day via email - for those of you who are wondering what Periscolaire involves, this is an excellent opportunity to come and see!

Finally, you should have received detils via email about this year's Somerfesto. The Somerfesto Committee has organised a wide range of exciting activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Please volunteer to help make it the most successful school party ever! 

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600px-Flag of Romania svgOn December 1st, Romania celebrates the National Holiday or Great Union Day (Ziua Marii Uniri), with military parades and public speeches given by national leaders in cities such as Bucharest and Alba Iulia (the “union city”). The Romanian flag is flown on National Day. The national flag is tricolor - symbolizing the three Romanian provinces: blue (Transylvania), yellow (Wallachia) and red (Moldova) - arranged in vertical bands of equal size. The national anthem “Deşteaptă-te, române!” (Awaken thee, Romanian!) is also performed. The anthem is a symbol of unity, courage, and patriotism among Romanians.

This date marks the country’s unification in 1918 and the formation of the Romanian state within its present-day boundaries.

Romania’s full independence had been recognized in 1878 but it was not until December 1, 1918 in the city of Alba Iulia, when Romania – made of Moldova and Wallachia at the time – was united with Transylvania, Crisana, Banat and the Maramures area.

National Day has been celebrated in Romania on December 1st since 1990, after the fall of the Romanian Communist Party.

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