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, which is usually used, but according to the calendar of the Orthodox Church. Thus Easter always takes place a little later than in our country. In Serbia, for example, the Orthodox calendar is also used to calculate Christmas, bu not in Romania.

Two more special features: The beginning of the year is celebrated with 2 public holidays. And Good Friday is not celebrated at all.

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Non-movable 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 name20222023202420252026
Orthodox Easter SundayPașteleApril 24thApril 16thMay 5thApril 20thApril 12th
Orthodox Easter MondayMay 4thApril 26thMay 15thApril 30thApril 22nd
Father's DayZiua TatăluiMay 8thMay 14thMay 12thMay 11thMay 10th
Ascension of ChristZiua EroilorJune 3rdMay 26thJune 14thMay 30thMay 22nd
Orthodox Pentecost SundayRusaliileJune 12thJune 4thJune 23rdJune 8thMay 31st
Orthodox Whit MondayLunea RusaliilorJune 13thJune 5thJune 24thJune 9thJune 1st

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