Ascension Day in Romania
Quick FactsAscension Day (Înălțarea) is an annual observance in Romania to commemorate the Christian belief of Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven.
Ascension Day 2013Thursday, June 13, 2013
Ascension Day 2014Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Ascension Day (Înălțarea) in Romania, which is 39 days after Easter Sunday, celebrates Christians’ belief of Jesus’ ascension into heaven. It is also Heroes' Commemoration Day (Ziua Eroilor), a time to remember and honor the many Romanians who fought for their country over the years.
What do people do?
Some people practice an old Ascension Day tradition by cracking a red colored egg against someone else’s egg and announcing, “Christ has risen”. It is also a day to commemorate local and national heroes: people who fought for peace and freedom in Romania. Many churches in Romania hold special services to remember Jesus’ ascension into heaven, as told in the Christian bible, and Romanian heroes who defended their country.
Ascension Day is an observance and not a public holiday in Romania.
Ascension Day is celebrated in Romania and in many different countries worldwide. According to the Christian bible, Jesus was resurrected on Easter Sunday, and remained with his apostles until the 40th day.
In 1990 the Romanian Ministry of National Defence reintroduced Romanian military traditions in the army. Heroes' Commemoration Day, also known as Heroes’ Day, was to be celebrated on Ascension Day. A law to proclaim Heroes' Day was set in 1995.
The act of laying wreaths for the dead dates back to Ancient Greece, according to some sources. It was meant to represent eternal life. In Romania wreaths are laid at monuments dedicated to national heroes on Ascension Day/Heroes' Commemoration Day. This symbolizes one’s respect and honor for those who fought for Romania.
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Ascension Day Observances
|Thu||May 15||1980||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 4||1981||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 27||1982||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 16||1983||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 31||1984||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 23||1985||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 12||1986||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 28||1987||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 19||1988||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 8||1989||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 24||1990||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 16||1991||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 4||1992||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 27||1993||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 9||1994||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 1||1995||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 23||1996||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 5||1997||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 28||1998||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 20||1999||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 8||2000||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 24||2001||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 13||2002||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 5||2003||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 20||2004||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 9||2005||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 1||2006||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 17||2007||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 5||2008||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 28||2009||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 13||2010||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 2||2011||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 24||2012||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jun 13||2013||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 29||2014||Ascension Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 21||2015||Ascension Day||Observance|
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