The following is a list of public holidays in Romania. According to Romanian law, Romania had 51 public holidays as of 2011, which cover 14% of the days of the year in the country.
|Date||Romanian name||English name||Remarks|
|January 1/2||Anul Nou||New Year's Day|
|January 24||Ziua Unirii Principatelor Române||Day of the Unification of the Romanian Principalities||It celebrates the unification of the Romanian Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia in 1859 and the foundation of the Romanian modern state. A non-working day since 2016.|
| April/May |
(April 30, May 2, May 3 in 2021)
|Paștele||Easter||The official holiday is the Orthodox Easter. The holiday is three days long, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday are non-working, Tuesday is not a public holiday.|
|May 1||Ziua Muncii||Labour Day||International Labour Day|
|June 1||Ziua Copilului||Children's Day||Public holiday starting with 2017|
| May/June |
(June 20/June 21 in 2021)
|Rusaliile||Pentecost, Whit Monday||The 50th and 51st day after the Orthodox Easter.|
|August 15||Adormirea Maicii Domnului/Sfânta Maria Mare||Dormition of the Mother of God||Also the Day of the Romanian Naval Forces since St. Mary is the patron saint of the Navy.|
|November 30||Sfântul Andrei||St. Andrew's Day||Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Romania.|
|December 1||Ziua Națională a României||National Day of Romania||It celebrates the unification of Transylvania, Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Kingdom of Romania.|
|December 25/26||Crăciunul||Christmas Day||Both first and second Christmas Day are holidays. Third Christmas Day is not a public holiday.|
|January 15||National Culture Day||Celebration of the birth of the Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu.|
|January 27||International Holocaust Remembrance Day|
|February 19||Brâncuși Day||Not a public holiday.|
|February 20||World Day of Social Justice|
|March 8||Women's Day||Observes women's day|
|March 9||Anti-Communist Political Prisoners' Day|
|March 20||International Francophonie Day and International Day of Happiness|
|March 21||International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Down Syndrome Day, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and Oltenia Day|
|March 22||World Water Day|
|March 24||World Tuberculosis Day|
|March 25||Romanian Police Day and International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition|
|March 27||Day of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania||Celebrates the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.|
|Last Sunday in March||Earth Hour||Not a public holiday|
|First Sunday in April||NATO Day||Not a public holiday – observed by the Government institutions|
|April 2||World Autism Awareness Day|
|April 3||Romanian Gendarmerie Day|
|April 7||World Health Day|
|April 8||Day of the Romani Ethnicity of Romania|
|April 22||Earth Day||Not a public holiday|
|April 23||Railway Day, Librarian Day, World Book Day, National Day of the Romanian Tax Consultant|
|April 29||War Veterans' Day|
|First Sunday in May||Mother's Day|
|Second Sunday in May||Father's Day, Teenager's Day and National Dress Day|
|May 2||National Youth Day|
|May 3||World Press Freedom Day|
|May 5||Day of the Tatar Language|
|May 8||Equality of Opportunities Between Women and Men Day|
|May 9||Independence Day, Victory Day and Europe Day||It celebrates Romania's proclamation of independence during the war against the Ottoman Empire in 1877–1878, concluded with the recognition of Romania's independence. Romania celebrates the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. Also, starting 2007, Romania observes Europe Day.|
|May 10||Monarchy Day, Balkan Romanianess Day||The first celebrates the crowning of Carol I as its first king, as well as all the kings of the Romanian monarchy.|
|May 14||International Humanitarian Rights Day|
|May 15||National Veterinary Day and International Day of Families|
|May 17||International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia|
|May 21||World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development|
|May 24||Bulgarian Language Day|
|May 25||Slovak Language Day|
|May 31||Military Reserves Day|
|Last Sunday in May||Romanian Businessperson Day|
|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)|
|June 1||Parents' Day|
|June 2||National Adoption Day|
|June 4||International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression and Trianon Treaty Day.|
|June 5||National Day Against Child Abuse and World Environment Day|
|June 14||World Blood Donor Day|
|June 20||World Refugee Day|
|June 26||National Flag Day, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking|
|First Sunday in July||Justice Day|
|Second Sunday in July||Statistician Day|
|July 20||Romanian Aviation and Air Force Day|
|July 24||Romanian Border Police Day|
|July 28||National Ambulance Day and World Hepatitis Day|
|July 29||National Anthem Day||Date when Deşteaptă-te, române! was first performed, in 1848 at Râmnicu Vâlcea - not a public holiday|
|July 30||Friendship Day|
|August 15||Romanian Navy Day|
|August 23||Liberation from Fascist Occupation Day and 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 further operations in countries under 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 ).|
|August 31||Romanian Language Day|
|September 1||Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Day|
|September 10||World Suicide Prevention Day|
|September 13||Firefighters of Romania's Day|
|September 14||Romanian Engineer's Day|
|September 15||International Day of Democracy|
|September 21||International Day of Peace|
|September 28||Czech Language Day|
|September 29||World Heart Day|
|October 1||International Day of Older Persons and Romanian Diver's Day|
|October 5||World Education Day|
|October 9||World Post Day|
|October 10||World Mental Health Day|
|October 11||Transylvanian Schools Day|
|October 17||International Day for the Eradication of Poverty|
|October 24||United Nations Day|
|October 25||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|
|November 11||Veterans' Day|
|November 14||Dobruja Day and World Diabetes Day||Date which celebrates the integration of Northern Dobruja into Romania in 1878.|
|November 16||International Day for Tolerance and Romanian World Heritage Day|
|November 19||Men's Day and Romanian Researcher and Designer Day||Observes men's day|
|November 28||Bukovina Day||Date which celebrates the Union of Bukovina with Romania in 1918.|
|Third Thursday of November||National Day Without Tobacco|
|Third Sunday of November||World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims|
|December 1||World AIDS Day|
|December 2||International Day for the Abolition of Slavery|
|December 3||United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities|
|December 8||Constitution Day||Date when the referendum on the Romanian Constitution was held in 1991 thus establishing the first democratic republic.|
|December 9||International Anti-Corruption Day|
|December 10||Human Rights Day|
|December 13||Day of the Tatar Ethnicity of Romania|
|December 16||National Solidarity Day Against Dictatorship|
|December 18||Day of the National Minorities of Romania|
|December 20||International Human Solidarity Day|
|December 21||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.|
|December 22||Romanian Revolution Victory and Freedom Day|
|February 24||Dragobetele||Similar to St. Valentine's Day|
|March 1||Mărțișorul||Spring festival|
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