Public Holidays

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January 1 and 2: New Year

Monday following Orthodox Easter: March, April or early May (date varies)

May 1: Labor Day

Rusaliile: (Christian Orthodox Religious Holiday - celebrated 50 days after Easter)

August 15: Saint Mary's Day

December 1: National Day

December 25-26: Christmas


Dates of the Orthodox Easter (public holiday):

2012 - April 15 and 16
2013 - May 5 and 6
2014 - April 20 and 21
2015 - April 12 and 13

Dates of Rusaliile (public holiday):

2012 - June 3 and 4
2013 - June 23 and 24
2014 - June 8 and 9
2015 - May 31 and June 1

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.