Public Holidays

General
  • January 1 and 2: New Year
  • March, April or May: Orthodox Easter Monday (date varies – see below)
  • May 1: Labor Day
  • May / June: Whit Monday (Rusaliile) – celebrated 50 days
    after the Orthodox Easter
  • August 15: The Assumption (Sfanta Maria)
  • November 30: Saint Andrew Day
  • December 1: Romania’s National Day
  • December 25-26: Christmas
Dates of the Orthodox Easter (public holiday):
  • 2013 – May 5 and 6
  • 2014 – April 20 and 21
  • 2015 – April 12 and 13
  • 2016 – May 1 and 2
  • 2017 – April 16 and 17
  • 2018 – April 8 and 9
  • 2019 – April 28 and 29
  • 2020 – April 19 and 20
Dates of Rusaliile (public holiday):
  • 2013 – June 23 and 24
  • 2014 – June 8 and 9
  • 2015 – May 31 and June 1
  • 2016 – June 19 and 20
  • 2017 – June 4 and 5
  • 2018 – May 27 and 28
  • 2019 – June 16 an 17
  • 2020 – June 7 and 8

Several religious holidays including feasts of St. John (January 7),
St. George (April 23), Sts. Peter & Paul (June 29), St. Mary (August 15), St. Michael (November 8) and St. Nicholas (December 6) are observed throughout the year in rural areas.

It is customary for Romanians all over the country to celebrate their Saint’s Name Day (Ziua Onomastica).

Ethnic minorities celebrate their own holidays.