When I think how it happened long ago,
A nation born upon this rugged shore,
I think of those who once dreamed a special dream,
To build a land like none that came before.
They dreamt of one nation
When I think of the faces young and old,
When first they came to see our mighty land,
I’m proud we welcomed each and ev’ry one,
And gave them hope and a helping hand.
We gave them one nation
Great Union Day (Romanian: Ziua Marii Uniri, also called Unification Day) occurring on December 1, is the national holiday of Romania. It commemorates the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania.
This holiday was set after the Romanian Revolution and it marks the unification of Transylvania, but also of the provinces of Basarabia and Bucovina with the Romanian Kingdom, in 1918.