Țara Buzaielor Region or Întorsura Buzăului depression is an old refugee and shelter area located in the Carpathian Curvature sector, of which Vama Buzaului, Brasov County is also a part. The surroundings were mentioned in the 15th century records, more exactly in 1449. It is well known that Mihai Viteazul, the great people unifier passed through this area. In order to mark this event, the statue of the People Unifier Voivode was built in front of the Secondary School, and the symposium called ‘From the First Union – 1600 to the Great Union 1918’ was organized.
Exposing the statue
For the people living in Vama Buzaului, the exposure of the statue of Mihai Viteazul had a special significance and this day was considered an important day for all Romanians. The statue was placed in the central park, with the thought that it will last for ages and will remind generations to come of the great unifying voivode who lived 400 years ago. The statue was built by the history teacher of Vama Buzaului Secondary School, Mr. Haas Mircea.
The students prepared an artistic moment by which they reminded us of our ancestors and expressed their love for the country.
The history lesson
‘By building and exposing the statue of Mihai Viteazul we are experiencing a real history lesson, because it reminds us that the great voivode was here to gather all Romanians under his sceptre. Today we are honoured to live this moment in the presence of famous historians, students and many important guests. I thank the author of this statue because his work expresses the role of Mihai Viteazul in the Romanian history and what the Centenary means for us, the Romanians’, declared Mr. Tiberiu Nicolae Chirilaș, the Mayor of Vama Buzaului
400 years later
The organizers of this event made a connection between Mihai Viteazul, the regnant of Tara Romaneasca region (1593-1600) who ruled the three great medieval countries forming Romania that is today for a period of time: Țara Românească, Transylvania and Moldavia and the Great Union of 1918, at the Centenary.
Ileana Gafton DRAGOȘ