Romania Public Holidays 2017


 
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Romania bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Romania Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day (Anul nou)
        Mon Second Day of the New Year
        Mon Public Sector Holiday (workday moved to Sat. Jan. 28) Government
        Tue Union of the Romanian Principalities (Ziua Micii Uniri)
Apr.    Sun Orthodox Easter (Pastele)
        Mon Orthodox Easter Monday (Doua zi de Pasti)
May     Mon Labour Day (Ziua muncii)
June    Thu International Children's Day
        Fri Public Sector Holiday (workday moved to Sat. June 10) Government
        Sun Pentecost (Rusalii)
        Mon Pentecost Monday (Doua zi de Rusalii)
Aug. 14 Mon Public Sector Holiday (workday moved to Sat. Aug. 19) Government
     15 Tue Dormition of the Virgin Mary (Adormirea Maicii Domnului)
Nov. 30 Thu Feast of Saint Andrew (Sfântul Andrei)
Dec.  1 Fri National Day (Ziua unirii)
     25 Mon Christmas Day (Craciunul)
     26 Tue Second Day of Christmas
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

21 Jul 2017 Romanian Public Holiday August 14 (Mediafax-Bucharest) The Romanian Government has announced that Monday, August 14, 2017, had been declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday throughout Romania to link the August 15 public holiday with the preceding weekend.  16 May 2017 Romanian Public Holiday June 2 (Mediafax-Bucharest) The Romanian Government has announced that it would declare Friday, June 2, 2017, as a one-off bridge public holiday in Romania, to link the annual Romanian public holiday of International Children's Day on June 1st, with the subsequent weekend.  17 Jan 2017 Romanian Public Holiday January 23 (Mediafax-Bucharest) Romanian Prime Minister, Sorin Grindeanu, has announced that the Romanian government Cabinet had decided to declare Monday, January 23, 2017, as a one-off bridge public holiday in Romania, to link the new annual Romanian public holiday of January 24, commemorating the Day of Unification of the Romanian Principalities, with the preceding weekend.  08 Jan 2017 Romanian 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (Banca Nationala a României-Bucharest) The Central Bank of Romania (Banca Nationala a României) has released its annual official list of 2018 bank holidays in Romania, based on the current Labour Law of Romania which regulates the list of annual non-working public holidays in Romania.  01 Dec 2016 Romanian 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Mediafax-Bucharest) The Government of Romania has released its annual official list of 2017 non-working public holidays in Romania (zile libere si sarbatorile oficiale).  24 Nov 2016 Romanian Public Holiday December 2 (Mediafax-Bucharest) The Romanian Government has published the "Government Decision no. 871/2016 on the establishment day of December 2, 2016 as a day off" (Official Gazette, Part I, no. 950) which declares Friday, December 2, 2016, as a one-off bridge public holiday in Romania, to link the annual Romanian public holidays of Saint Andrew's on November 30 and the National Day on December 1st, with the subsequent weekend.  17 Nov 2016 Romanian June 1 Public Holiday Promulgated (Senatului României-Bucharest) Romanian President, Klaus Johannis, has signed into law, the law declaring June 1st, Children's Day, as another new annual non-working public holiday in Romania for both the private and public sectors, which had earlier been approved by the Romanian Senate and the Romanian Chamber of Deputies.  18 Oct 2016 Romanian June 1 Public Holiday Passes Lower House (Senatului României-Bucharest) Romania's Chamber of Deputies has passed by 237 votes for (unanimity, if our count is correct), a bill passed by the Senate already, and which would amend the Romanian Labour Code and make June 1st, Children's Day, as another new annual non-working public holiday in Romania for both the private and public sectors.  07 Oct 2016 Romanian January 24 Public Holiday Promulgated (Mediafax-Bucharest) Romanian President, Klaus Johannis, has signed into law the recently-voted bill declaring January 24 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania, for both the public and private sectors, to commemorate the reunification of Wallachia and Moldavia.  15 Sep 2016 Romanian June 1 Public Holiday Passes Senate (Senatului României-Bucharest) Romania's upper house of parliament, the Senatului României (Senate) has approved amendments to Article 139 of the Romanian Labour Code, with the aim of declaring June 1, Children's Day as a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania.  06 Sep 2016 Romania Extends January 24 Public Holiday (Mediafax-Bucharest) Romania's Chamber of Deputies has passed a bill by 209 votes for, four against, and two abstentions, which makes January 24, the day when Romania celebrates the Union of the Romanian Principalities, a non-working public holiday in Romania for both the private and public sectors, by amending the Romanian Labour Code.  13 Jun 2016 Romanian June 1 Public Holiday Update (Senatului României-Bucharest) The Romanian Government has approved a legislative proposal to amend Article 139 of Law No. 53/2003, the Romanian Labour Code, with the aim of declaring June 1, Children's Day as a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania.  04 Jan 2016 Romanian 2017 Bank Holidays Announced (Banca Nationala a României-Bucharest) The Central Bank of Romania (Banca Nationala a României) has released its annual official list of 2017 bank holidays in Romania, based on the current Labour Law of Romania which regulates the list of annual non-working public holidays in Romania.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Romania public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Romania are governed by Article 134, Title III, Chapter 2, Section 3, of the Romanian Labour Code (Codului Muncii). The lower house of Parliament (Camerei Deputatilor) has the final authority to amend the list of public holidays in Romania.  Unirii Day: is Romania's national day public holiday, commemorating the unification of Transylvania with the rest of Romania at the end of World War I, in 1918.  Religious Holidays: The Romanian Labour Code allows for "two days for each of the two annual religious holidays, declared as such by legal religious denominations, other than Christian, for the persons belonging to those religious denominations".  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 in rural areas .  Romania International Codes RO and ROU (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ro (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Romania information and news: National Bank of Romania (Romania central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Romania maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Romania), and Wikipedia (includes Romania commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Romania, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Romania, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Romania, before planning any trip to Romania. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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