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Romania : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Leu (RON)
  • The Romanian Orthodox Church does not recognize the Pope as head of the Church. However, The Greek Catholic Church, especially in Transylvania, is Orthodox, but recognizes the Pope. Catholics are also numerous (especially within the Hungarian minority).
    Internet domain: .ro - telephone code: +40 - International dialing code: 00 - Trading : 10.15 am to 14.15 pm - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
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    The Labor Code also provides two days off for each religion other than Christian
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday February 3, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 13, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday February 19, 2023Restoration DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday February 20, 2023MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday February 20, 2023Abolition of SlaveryEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday February 24, 2023Dragobetecards/flowers
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    Wednesday March 1, 2023MãrțișorEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday March 15, 2023Anniversary of the Revolution 1848-49cards/flowers
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Monday March 27, 2023Union Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Friday April 7, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Passovercards/flowers
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    Friday April 14, 2023Orthodox Good FridayOrthodox
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Monday April 17, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday April 17, 2023Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 7, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday May 18, 2023Ascensioncards/flowers
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    Thursday June 1, 2023Children's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday June 2, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday June 4, 2023Orthodox PentecostSecular holiday
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    Monday June 5, 2023Whit MondayOrthodox
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    Friday June 16, 2023Transilvania International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday June 16, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday June 26, 2023Flag DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday July 17, 2023Bucarest BCr Tennis OpenSports events
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    Saturday July 29, 2023National Anthem DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday August 14, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023Dormition of the VirginOrthodox
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    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 3, 2023
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday February 13, 2023
    School holidays :

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Restoration Day

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    Sunday February 19, 2023
    Culture : To repair the moral refusal and humiliation imposed on great Romanian migrants, such as painter Brancusi.

    Maslenitsa

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Culture : Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week) has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter. corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.

    Abolition of Slavery

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Culture : To mark when the slavery of Gypsies (or Roma) ended on Feb. 20, 1856. There are believed to be 1,5 million Roma in Romania, although the last census only recorded 500,000.

    Dragobete

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    Friday February 24, 2023
    cards/flowers : Dragobete was the son of Baba Dochia, which stands for the main character in the pagan myth related to spring arrival and the end of the harsh winter. Due to his endless kindness he was chosen – according to some sources, by Virgin Mary – to be the Guardian of Love. The day is particularly known as the day when the birds are betrothed . It is around this time that the birds begin to build their nests and mate. On this day, considered locally the first day of spring, boys and girls gather vernal flowers and sing together. [Wikipedia]

    Mãrțișor

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    Wednesday March 1, 2023
    Culture : According to the old calendar was considered as the beginning of the new year. Symbolically, it is correlated to women and to fertility as a means of life and continuity. [Wikipedia]

    Anniversary of the Revolution 1848-49

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    Wednesday March 15, 2023
    cards/flowers : Hungarian revolt against the Austrian rule Only observed by the Hungarian community (Transylvania)

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    Union Day

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    Monday March 27, 2023
    cards/flowers : March 27, 1918, is one of the most significant days in the Romanian history. At that moment, after 106 years of Tsarist occupation, Bessarabia returned to its natural borders, being the first Romanian province that united with Romania

    April Fools Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday April 7, 2023
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    Passover

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus

    Orthodox Good Friday

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter (or Pascha) The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy. The Easter bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place: Midnight Office... After the service the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home. The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days. One egg is cracked on the wall of the church (and this is the first egg eaten The ritual of cracking the eggs takes place before the Easter lunch. Each person selects his/her egg. Then people take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others, and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
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    Orthodox Easter Monday

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 7, 2023
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Ziua Tatălui

    Ascension

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
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    Children's Day

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    Thursday June 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : From 2017

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Friday June 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Orthodox Pentecost

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    Sunday June 4, 2023
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday

    Whit Monday

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    Monday June 5, 2023
    Orthodox : From 2009

    Transilvania International Film Festival

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    Friday June 16, 2023
    Culture : Www.tiff.ro lasts 10 days - in Cluj 2023 edition confirmed

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 16, 2023
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    Flag Day

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    Monday June 26, 2023
    Culture : It was on this day in 1848 that Decree no. 1 of the Wallachian Provisional Government was issued, making the red-yellow-blue tricolour the national flag. On Flag Day, public authorities and other state institutions are obliged by law to organize cultural/educational programs and events, with a patriotic or scientific character, devoted to Romanian history, as well as specific military ceremonies, organized within units of the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of the Internal Affairs. [Wikipedia]

    Bucarest BCr Tennis Open

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    Monday July 17, 2023
    Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    National Anthem Day

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    Saturday July 29, 2023
    Culture : Deșteaptă-te, române : variously translated as Awaken thee, Romanian! , Awaken, Romanian! , or Wake Up, Romanian! [Wikipedia]

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Monday August 14, 2023
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    Dormition of the Virgin

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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    Orthodox : Adormirea Maicii Domnului refers to the feast commemorating what is believed to be the miraculous transport of Mary, in bodily form, to Heaven after her death. Some accounts claim that she died in Jerusalem; others put her death at the Graeco-Roman city of Ephesus, now in Turkey, and the site of an alleged House of the Virgin Mary . since 2008