EVSstories: In Baia Mare (II)

Kiryl is working as a volunteer in Baia Mare, until the end of February! He shared some of his  thoughts with us, as impressions of his stay in our town.

In my previous post, I promised you I’d find the answer to the question – ‘Why is Baia Mare covered in Romanians flags?’.  I have kept my word and now I’m going to share my knowledge with you.

It turns out that December 1st is the National Day of Romania. On this day Romania celebrates 100 years since the Great Unification. This time, in 2018, as the locals told me, in Romania the nationwide action was launched. The gist of the action is quite simple – Romania’s public authorities, other state institutions and the general public hanging of Romania flags for one year, untill the next National Day!

It seems that in this year Romanians are as crazy about their national flag as the Americans.

Now let’s move on to another thing that shook me last week. Unlike the flags, this thing attracts my attention not by quantity, but by size. I mean the Holy Trinity Cathedral, which is currently under construction. When I first saw it I had a few questions: ‘What is it?’ ‘Why is this church so big?’ ‘And why is this church here, in Baia Mare, in such a small town?’.

I tried to find the answers to my questions on the Internet but, unfortunately, I didn’t find anything there! This’s quite strange, but this conspiracy only increases my interest in this ‘secret object’.

That’s all for now. Next time I will tell you what I learned about this mysterious object.

See you in a week!

The volunteers is hosted by Team for Youth Association in a joint project with Office of Initiatives Promotions  from Minsk, Belarus, on a two-month European Voluntary Service project. The content of this testimonial does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. The responsibility for the information and views expressed in the article rests entirely with the author.