Mother's Day in Romania
Mother’s Day (Ziua Mamei) is a special day for mothers and mother figures in Romania on the first Sunday of May. Many Romanians also celebrate Father’s Day on the following Sunday.
What Do People Do?
Many mothers and mother figures are given cards, flowers, and other gifts on Mother’s Day (also spelled as Mothers’ Day). Some families prepare special meals for their mothers. Some Romanians celebrate the day on March 8 but Romanian law maintains that the official Mother’s Day is observed on the first Sunday of May.
Mother’s Day is an observance and not a public holiday in Romania.
Mother’s Day had been popularly celebrated on March 8, which is Women’s Day in Romania, for many years. On October 15, 2009, the Romanian government adopted a law that set the country’s official Mother’s Day on the first Sunday of May and Father’s Day on the second Sunday of May. Some Romanians still prefer to celebrate Mothers’ Day on March 8. Mother’s Day is also celebrated in other countries.
Flowers, chocolates and other gifts symbolize one’s appreciation for mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day.
About Mother's Day in other countriesRead more about Mother's Day.
Mother's Day Observances
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Quick FactsMany Romanians celebrate Mother’s Day (Ziua Mamei) on the first Sunday of May.
Mother's Day 2016Sunday, May 1, 2016
Mother's Day 2017Sunday, May 7, 2017
Name in other languages
- International Women's Day – Tuesday, March 8, 2016
- Father's Day – Sunday, May 8, 2016
- Children's Day – Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Other holidays in May 2017 in Romania
- Labor Day / May Day – Monday, May 1, 2017
- Father's Day – Sunday, May 14, 2017
- Orthodox Ascension Day – Thursday, May 25, 2017