Public Holidays

Public holidays in Romania

In Romania, most holidays are based on Christian events like Easter and Christmas. As in many Eastern European countries, the date of Easter is not calculated according to the Gregorian calendar, but according to the calendar of the Orthodox Church. Thus, Easter always takes place a little later than in most countries. In Serbia, for example, the Orthodox calendar is also used to calculate Christmas, but not in Romania.

Two more special features: The beginning of the year is celebrated with two public holidays, while Good Friday is not celebrated at all.

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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

DateHolidayLocal name
Jan. 1stNew Year's DayAnul nou
Jan. 2nd2nd New Year's DayAnul nou
March 8thMother's DayZiua Mamei
May 1stLabor DayZiua muncii
June 1stChildren's DayZiua Copilului
June 6thDay of UnityZiua națională
June 26thDay of the national flagZiua drapelului national
July 29thDay of the national anthemZiua Imnului național
Aug. 15thAssumption DayAdormirea Maicii Domnului
Nov. 30thDay of St. AndrewSfântul Andrei
Dec. 8thConstitution DayZiua Constituției
Dec. 24thChristmas EveAjunul Crăciunului
Dec. 25thChristmas DayCrăciunul
Dec. 26thBoxing DayCrăciunul

Moving Holidays in Romania

HolidayLocal name20232024202520262027
Orthodox Easter SundayPașteleApril 16thMay 5thApril 20thApril 12thMay 2nd
Orthodox Easter MondayApril 26thMay 15thApril 30thApril 22ndMay 12th
Father's DayZiua TatăluiMay 14thMay 12thMay 11thMay 10thMay 9th
Ascension of ChristZiua EroilorMay 26thJune 14thMay 30thMay 22ndJune 11th
Orthodox Pentecost SundayRusaliileJune 4thJune 23rdJune 8thMay 31stJune 20th
Orthodox Whit MondayLunea RusaliilorJune 5thJune 24thJune 9thJune 1stJune 21st

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