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Following is a list of
holidays in . Romania
Official non-working holidays [ edit ]
Other working holidays and observances [ edit ]
Brâncuși Day  Not a public holiday.
Women's Day Observes women's day
Last Sunday in March
Earth Hour Not a public holiday
First Sunday in April
NATO Day Not a public holiday – observed by the
Earth Day Not a public holiday
Victory Day/ Europe Day Not a public holiday – Romania celebrates the capitulation of
Nazi Germany in 1945. Also, starting 2007, Romania observes Europe Day.
Independence Day/King's Day National holiday - it celebrates Romania's victorious independence war against the Ottoman Empire in 1877-1878, concluded with the recognition of Romania's independence. Also, Romania celebrates the crowning of
Carol I as its first king, as well as all the kings of the Romanian monarchy.
May/ June Heroes' Day/
Ascension The 40th day from the
Orthodox Easter. Not a public holiday - observed with military and religious festivities at the monuments dedicated to the national heroes (such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier)
National Flag Day Not a public holiday
National Anthem Day Date when
Deşteaptă-te, române! was first performed, in 1848 at Râmnicu Vâlcea - not a public holiday
Liberation from Fascist Occupation Day/ Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Fascism and Communism National holiday between 1949 and 1990. On 23 August 1944,
King Michael I joined with pro-Allied opposition politicians and led a successful coup against Conducător of Romania, Marshal Ion Antonescu's fascist government. Romania joins the Allies and participates alongside the Red Army in liberating Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Austria from Nazi occupation. Since 2011, Romania observes the European Day for Commemoration of the Victims of Totalitarian and Authoritarian regimes, also as a reminder of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact signed on this day in 1939 – which resulted in Romania losing most of the region that is now Moldova and parts of Ukraine ( see ). Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina
Armed Forces Day Not a public holiday. Observed by the
Romanian Army and its veterans on the anniversary of the liberation of Carei, the last Romanian city under horthyst-fascist occupation during World War II. Also the birthday of King Michael I
Dobrogea Day Date which celebrates the integration of
Northern Dobruja into Romania in 1878.
Observes men's day
Bucovina Day Date which celebrates the Union of Bucovina with Romania in 1918.
Constitution Day Date when the referendum on the
Romanian Constitution was held in 1991 thus establishing the first democratic republic.
Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Communism in Romania Marks the peak of the victorious Romanian Revolution of 1989 and commemorates the victims who fell in the violent street confrontations between 16 and 27 December.
Traditional holidays - working observances [ edit ]
References [ edit ]