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Constitution Day in Romania

Constitution Day is an annual observance in Romania on December 8 and commemorates when the country’s current constitution came into effect in 1991. Romania also has Anthem Day, Flag Day, and National Day.

Let's shake on it: laws, including the constitution, are made and agreed upon in countries like Romania to protect citizens.
Let's shake on it: laws, including the constitution, are made and agreed upon in countries like Romania to protect citizens.
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What Do People Do?

Some schools and educational organizations have special activities for students to learn more about Romania’s current constitution on Constitution Day. Some of the country’s political leaders may also make public speeches with reference to the 1991 constitution on this day.

Public Life

Constitution Day is an observance and not a public holiday in Romania.

Background

The Constitution of Romania of 1991 was adopted on November 21 and ratified by voters on December 8 that year. It enshrines the country’s democratic values and establishes Romania as a national and independent state. It also reflects its return to democracy following the downfall of communism in Romania. The current constitution replaced the Constitution of 1948, which was revised in 1952 and in 1965. The 1991 constitution was later revised in 2003 to introduce statements related to integration into the European Union.

Constitution Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
WedDec 82010Constitution DayObservance
ThuDec 82011Constitution DayObservance
SatDec 82012Constitution DayObservance
SunDec 82013Constitution DayObservance
MonDec 82014Constitution DayObservance
TueDec 82015Constitution DayObservance
ThuDec 82016Constitution DayObservance
FriDec 82017Constitution DayObservance
SatDec 82018Constitution DayObservance
SunDec 82019Constitution DayObservance
TueDec 82020Constitution DayObservance

Quick Facts

Romania’s Constitution Day is observed on December 8 every year.

Constitution Day 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Constitution Day 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Ziua ConstituţieiRomanian
Constitution DayEnglish
Tag der VerfassungGerman

List of dates for other years

Related holidays

Other holidays in December 2016 in Romania

Fun Holiday on December 8, 2016

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