Danube Day 2014 was a celebration of a cleaner, safer river following 20 years of international cooperation since the signing of the Danube River Protection Convention, but it also marked the 10th anniversary of Danube Day. Since 2004, Danube Day has grown into the biggest river festival in the world, drawing ten thousands of visitors to more than 350 individual events. This year‘s Danube Day was dedicated to landscape and biodiversity.
Huge festivals on the banks of the rivers; public meetings and educational events payed tribute to the Danube rivers, its peoples and the progress that has been made. Danube Day highlighted that, in spite of our different cultures and histories, we have a shared responsibility to protect our precious resource.
In the context of Danube Day, the City Hall of Galati has organized “Dunarea Noastra” event – (“Our Danube”event) where 150 organizations came together to held around 110 events in all 11 Danube regions.
“Our Danube” festival’s stated aim was the Danube Region strategy information exchange – travel, administrative, economic, educational, cultural, environmental etc. – between concerned institutions in the Member States, and provided a favorable framework for achieving this.
The festival had also several attractions: giant banner and the tents of the Danube countries; exhibition at Dunarea de Jos University; tennis tournament for amateurs; photo contest for amateurs; live concerts and fireworks shows.