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Public Holidays 2017

Today – 24 May 2017 – is not a holiday in Romania.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
24 JanTueUnion of the Romanian Principalities
16 AprSunOrthodox Easter Sunday
17 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayMonLabor Day
1 JunThuChildren's Day
4 JunSunOrthodox Whit Sunday
5 JunMonOrthodox Whit Monday
15 AugTueAssumption Day
30 NovThuFeast of Saint Andrew
1 DecFriGreat Union Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTue2nd Day of Christmas

Approximately 90 percent of Romania’s population practices the Eastern Orthodox Christian religion. Therefore, many of the holidays in this country are based on religious doctrine and cultural observances.

According to Romania’s Labour Code, only eight official holidays are recognized throughout the year. In addition to public holidays, Romania also recognizes religious observances. These observances are not public holidays, and time off is discretionary according to an employment contract or trade union collective bargaining agreement.

Some of the country’s observances include Orthodox Easter Sunday, Orthodox Pentecost, Orthodox Ascension Day, Flag Day, National Anthem Day and seasonal observances.