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Labor Day / May Day in Romania

Labor Day (Ziua Muncii) is an annual holiday to honor workers across Romania. It is also celebrated in many countries worldwide.

Meeting friends at an outdoor picnic is a popular way of making the most of the Labor Day/May Day holiday.
Meeting friends at an outdoor picnic is a popular way of making the most of the Labor Day/May Day holiday.
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What Do People Do?

Many Romanians have the day off work or school on Labor Day (also spelled as Labour Day). Some people attend social gatherings or visit friends and family. It is also a popular holiday to relax at home, have an outdoor picnic or visit the beach, among other leisure activities.

Public Life

Labor Day is a national 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.

Background

Labor Day in Romania was celebrated for the first time in 1890. It was a popular event associated with political propaganda during the Communist era. However, after the Romanian Revolution of 1989, Labor Day was toned down to simply being a day off work and a holiday marked with social events.

The May 1 holiday is also known as May Day, which was originally a celebration of spring and rebirth taking place in nature.

About Labor Day / May Day in other countries

Read more about Labor Day / May Day.

Labor Day / May Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SatMay 12010Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
SunMay 12011Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
TueMay 12012Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
WedMay 12013Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
ThuMay 12014Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
FriMay 12015Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
SunMay 12016Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
MonMay 12017Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
TueMay 12018Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
WedMay 12019Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
FriMay 12020Labor Day / May DayNational holiday

Quick Facts

Labor Day (Ziua muncii) is a national public holiday in Romania on May 1 each year.

Labor Day / May Day 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Labor Day / May Day 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Ziua MunciiRomanian
Labor Day / May DayEnglish
Tag der ArbeitGerman

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in May 2016 in Romania

Fun Holiday on May 1, 2016

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