Since its founding, in 1388, the city knew how to treasure its history and it always had its eyes and aspirations towards the future, towards progress and knowledge. The Pitești area always knew how to keep and to improve in time its values, sent from generation to generation, through the audacity of strong characters, such as: Prime Ministers Armand Călinescu and Ion I.C. Brătianu, marshal Ion Antonescu etc.
Pitești is one of the oldest cities in Romania; it was first mentioned as a human settlement in a document signed by Mircea cel Bătrân (Mircea the Elder), ruler of Țara Românească, on the 20th of May 1388. Thus, in 2014 Pitești celebrated 626 years of history.
Pitești Holydays are organized during the Christian holiday of the Holy Emperors Constantin and Helena, the spiritual patrons of the city. Under the aegis of Pitești Holydays are organized scientific, cultural, social and sportive events. Among the most important ones we highlight: The International Conference ”Legal and Public Administration”, handing the title of honorary citizen, award ceremonies, exhibitions, concerts by the Local Philharmonic etc.