Romania Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.


1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Anul Nou) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday (Anul Nou)
24 JanTueUnification Day (Unirea Principatelor Române/Mica Unire) - It celebrates the unification of the Romanian Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia in 1859, and the foundation of the Romanian modern state. A day off since 2017
1 MarWedrMartisor - is a Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring, on March the 1st. Not a Public Holiday
17 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Paștele) - The holiday is three days long, the Easter Sunday and Monday are non-working, Tuesday is not a public holiday
1 MayMonLabour Day (Ziua Muncii) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
7 MaySunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 1st Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
14 MaySunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
1 JunThursInternational Children's Day (Ziua Copilului) - Purpose of this establishment of a national holiday was to create "a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. Public Holiday starting with 2017
5 JuneMonHoly Spirit Monday (Rusaliile) - It marks the end of the Easter cycle, that began 92 days ago with Orthodox Shrove Monday. 50 days after Orthodox Easter
15 AugTueSt. Marys Day / Assumption Day (Adormirea Maicii Domnului) - This date is also the Day of the Romanian Naval Forces since St. Mary is the patron saint of the Navy
30 NovThursFeast of St Andrew (Sfântul Andrei) - Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Romania
1 DecFriNational Day / Great Union Day (Ziua Națională) - Celebrates the union of Transylvania with Romania on 1st December 1918
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Crăciunul) - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueSecond day of Christmas

1 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThursNew Year's Day Holiday
18 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday
21 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayThursLabour Day
9 JunMonOrthodox Pentecost Monday
15 AugFriSt. Marys Day
30 NovSunFeast of St Andrew - Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Romania
1 DecMonNational Day
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriSecond day of Christmas
31 DecWedNew Year's Eve

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriNew Year's Day Holiday
24 JanSatUnification Day
10 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday
13 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayFriLabour Day
1 JunMonOrthodox Pentecost Monday
15 AugSatSt. Marys Day
30 NovMonFeast of St Andrew - Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Romania
1 DecTueNational Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatSecond day of Christmas

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
2 JanSatNew Year's Day Holiday
24 JanSunUnification Day
29 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday
1 MaySunLabour Day
2 MayMonOrthodox Easter Monday
20 JunMonOrthodox Pentecost Monday
15 AugMonSt. Marys Day
30 NovWedFeast of St Andrew - Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Romania
1 DecThursNational Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonSecond day of Christmas

1 JanMonNew Year's Day (Anul Nou)
2 JanTueNew Year's Day Holiday
24 JanWedUnification Day (Marks the political union between Wallachia and Moldavia in 1862)
1 MarThursMartisor (The traditional beginning of Spring. Not a Public Holiday)
9 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Moveable)
1 MayTueLabour Day (Ziua Muncii)
6 MaySunMother's Day (1st Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
13 MaySunFather's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
28 MayMonDescent of the Holy Spirit (Rusaliile. 50 days after Orthodox Easter)
1 JunFriInternational Children's Day
15 AugWedSt. Marys Day
30 NovFriFeast of St. Andrew (Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Romania)
1 DecSatNational Day (Great Union Day. Unification with Transylvania)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedSecond day of Christmas

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