Second day of Christmas in Romania
The second day of Christmas (a doua zi de Crăciun) is an annual public holiday in Romania on December 26, along with Christmas Day (December 25). It is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus.
What Do People Do?
Many Romanians enjoy the December 26 holiday as a day off from work or school. It follows from the various Christmas activities, including family dinners. Christmas meals often include a variety of pork dishes, Ciorba de perisoare (vegetable soup with bran and pork meatballs), Sarmale (cabbage leaves stuffed with pork), and Cozonac (fruit bread).
The second day of Christmas is a public holiday in Romania so banks, public offices, and many private businesses are closed. People intending to travel via public transport during public holidays must check with the public transit authorities on any changes to time schedules.
Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the son of God. His birth date is unknown because there is little information about his early life. Many Christians celebrate Jesus’ birthday on December 25. Many Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7. Christmas is celebrated in many other countries. The second day of Christmas is also known as Boxing Day in some countries.
Many shops and homes have visual displays of Santa Claus, known as Moş Crăciun (Old Man Christmas), Moş Nicolae (Old Man Nicholas) and Moş Gerilă (Old Man Frost) during the Christmas season.
Second day of Christmas Observances
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Quick FactsThe second day of Christmas falls on December 26 and is part of a two-day Christian holiday in Romania to celebrate Jesus Christ’s birth.
Second day of Christmas 2016Monday, December 26, 2016
Second day of Christmas 2017Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Name in other languages
|a doua zi de Crăciun||Romanian|
|Second day of Christmas||English|
Alternative name2nd day of Christmas
Other holidays in December 2016 in Romania
- National holiday – Thursday, December 1, 2016
- Constitution Day – Thursday, December 8, 2016
- Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2016
- Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25, 2016
- New Year's Eve – Saturday, December 31, 2016