Military Calendar


According to Regulation R.G. 4 on Military Honors and Ceremonies, the days of services, branches and specialties are established as follows:

February 1 – The Day of Military Intendance

The Intendance was established through the High Order of the Day, no. 29, issued on February 1, 1861. It was the start to form the body of officers of military intendance, headed by the General Intendant (Brigade General), subordinated to the Minister of War.


February 23 - The Day of Military Hydrographers
The Service of Military Hydrographers was established in February 23, 1926.

February 28 - The Day of Civil Protection
On February 28, 1933 through the Royal High Decree, a new branch was established: Passive Defence.

March 1 - The Day of Military Motorists
King Ferdinand I, through the High Decree no. 245, on March 1, 1917 they established the Regiment of Automobile Traction, marking the beginning of the process of reorganization of automobile formations within the Romanian armed forces and the beginning of a new auto service.

March 1 - The Day of Special Operations

March 25 - The Day of Psychological Operations

The first Sunday in April – NATO Day
NATO Day was established by Law 390 of September 28, 2004, as a holiday dedicated to democracy and the European and Euro-Atlantic spirit.

April 23 – The Day of the Land Forces, the day of the Orthodox celebration of Saint George;

April 25 - Military Justice
The Legal Service of the War Minister issued the Decree-law no. 1625/1919, representing the birth of the specialized structure of legal assistance for the armed forces.

April 29 – The Day of War Veterans
The Day of War Veterans was established by Government Decision No. 1222/2007 to be celebrated anually on April 29, in honor of all Romanian troops that fought and paid with their lives for the defence of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Romania during the two world wars.

April 30 – The Day of the Infantry
According to the Adrianople Treaty, between Russia and Turkey, the Romanian Countries get their right to organize “a number of armed guards” i.e. their own military power; on April 30, 1830 they decided to form six Infantry Battalions and six Horse Squadrons, in Walachia. These forces ment the creation of 3 joint Regiments: one in Bucharest, one in Ploiesti and one in Craiova. In Moldavia they formed an Infantry Battalion and a Cavalry Squadron forming the first joint Regiment, in Iasi garrison.

April 29 – the War Veterans’s Day

April 30 – The Day of the Logistics

May 15 - The Day of the Military Police
According to the Defence Minister’s Order, on May 15, 1990 the Military Police units and sub-units were established within the Romanian armed forces.

May 15 - The Day of the CBRN Troops
By the Ministerial Decision no. 297/May 15, 1923, was established the Committee for Technical Issues on the Chemical War within the Ministry of War. The name of the structure was changed in Section VI of Combat Gas (September 1923), the Service of Defence against the Combat Gas (1925), the Chemical Service Directorate (1931).

May 20 - The Day of the Military Finacial Service

May 31 - The Day of Military Engineers
On May 31, 1859, Alexandru Ioan Cuza approved the Report no. 1902 of the Moldavian Government for "the establishment and maintenance of an Engineering Battalion necessary for the establishment of public works”. It is the birth day for the first Engineering unit within the Romanian armed forces.


31 May – Day of the Reservist
The Day of the Reservist was established through Romanian Government Decision No. 467 of May 2010. As provided by this decision, public institutions of the defence, public order and national security system can support, in compliance with the laws in force, the events organized at this date.

June 10 - The Day of the Military Paratroopers
On June 10, 1941 by the Order D.M. 93/1941 the first Paratroopers sub-unit was established – the Company of Special Missions– commanded by Lieutenant Stefan Soverth.

June 18 - The Day of the Military Builders
On June 18, 1920 they established the Directorate of Buildings and Military Domains.

June 26 - The Day of the National Flag
The National Flag Day was established by Law No. 96/1998, to be held annually on June 26. The Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of the Interior organize military ceremonies in units across the country while public authorities and other civil institutions celebrate the day through various festive activities.

July 1 - The Day of the Military Bands
As provided by the “Organic regulations” of 1/13 July 1831, “musician soldiers” (a band comprising 1 drum, 24 musicians and 8 drummers) became part of and started their service in the Permanent National Army.

July 13 - The Day of the Military Speciality “Electronic Warfare”

July 14 - The Day of the Military Communications
On July 14, 1873 was established the first Communications sub-unit – the Telegraphy Section, marking the beginning of the Military Communications

July 15 - The Day of the Military Submarine Men

July 20 - The Day of Aviation and the Air Force, the Orthodox celebration of Saint Elijah the Thunderer.

July 23 - The Day of the Military Press
The first issue of the “Observatorul militar” weekly appeared on July 23, 1859.

July 25 - The Day of the Radiolocation
By the National Defence Minister’s Order of July 25, 1955 the Radio-Technical Troops was established.

July 26 - The Day of the Military Archives
On July 26, 1920 by Order no. 4 of the General Staff, the Archives of the 6th History Section of the General Staff was established.

July 29 - The Day of the National Anthem
The Day of the National Anthem was established by Law No. 99/1998 to be celebrated every year on July 29.

August 1 - The Day of the Tank Troops
In 1919 the first Tank unit was established.

August 15 - The Day of the Naval Force, the day of the Orthodox celebration of Saint Mary.
On October 9, 1862, the 1 st Direction of Personnel and Military Operations organized on two divisions was established through the High Decree of King Alexandrescu Ioan Cuza.

August 21 - The Day of the Military Medicine
On August 21, 1862 by the High Decree no. 4629 the Corps of Medical Officers was established within the armed forces, thus the Military Medicine being certified as the specialized service.

September 1 - The Day of the Military Information Technology
On September 1, 1963 by the Order of the General Staff, the Group of Automatics within the Procurement General Directorate was established – the first body with attributions of conception, coordination and endowment in military Informatics and Automation.

September 4 - The Day of the Military Typographers

September 19 - Day of Artillery and Anti-Air Missile
On September 19, 1916 the first Anti-Air Artillery sub-unit was established in Bucharest.

October 1 - The Day of the Military Divers
On October 1, 1976 the Center of Divers was established in Constanta – the first divers unit.

October 9 - The Day of Human Resources


October 25 - The Day of the Romanian Armed Forces

November 3 - The Day of the Mountain Troops
By Order M.C.G.R. no. 294 of November 3/16, 1916 the Skiing Military School – Bucharest was transformed in the Mountain Corps (commanded by Captain Virgil Badulescu). “The Mountain Troops mainly had missions of reconnaissance, security and liaison and they also had to function as a tactical unit, especially in the Carpathian passes”.   

November 10 - The Day of the Artillery
In 1843, Prince Gheorghe Bibescu returning from a trip to Istanbul brought 4 guns of 80 mm, a present from the Turkish Sultan as a sign of appreciation, “in order to preserve the order and peace of the people”. On November 10, 1943 the first Artillery Battery within the Romanian forces was created by Order no. 198 .

November 11 - The Veterans` Day

Veterans’ Day was established by Law No. 150 of 22.10.2014, modifying and completing OUG No. 82/2006 for the acknowledgement of the merits of military personnel participating in military actions and providing them and their descendants certain rights.
November 11 is a day chosen for its significance, the day the armistice was signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany to end World War 1 and create the premises of the Great Union in Romania, on December 1, 1918.
This way, Romania joined Australia, Canada and the Unites States of America as well as other states of Europe in showing its gratitude for the soldiers who returned from missions and commemorate its heroes on November 11.


November 12 - The Day of Military Geodesy
In 1859 the Military Topographic Service was established.

November 12 - The Day of the Reconnaissance Troops
On November 12, 1859 Ruller Alexandru Ioan Cuza signed the Order of the day no. 83 working establishment of the 2nd Section within the Corps of the General Staff, as the first organized element of the Romanian Reconnaissance.

November 16 - The Day of the Military Trasportation
On November 16, 1880 when the 2nd Engineering Battalion was established (High Decree no. 2550) a Railway Company, the first sub-units in the Romanian armed forces were also established.

November 29 - The Day of the Marines

December 14 - The Day of the Operations


December 15 – The Day of the National Military Club

The National Military Club is one of the oldest Romanian military institutions, as old as the independence of the country. On December 15, 1876, on the eve of the independence war of 1877-1878, in full Eastern crisis that would result in major changes in the configuration of South-Eastern Europe, the general assembly of the officers in Bucharest, the largest in the country, decided to adopt the statutes that would become the birth certificate of the National Military Club.

December 27 - The Day of the PsyOps Center


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