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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.

Motherly love: a Romanian woman adoring her newborn baby.
Motherly love: a Romanian woman adoring her newborn baby.

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.

Public Life

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 countries

Read more about Mother's Day.

Mother's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunMay 22010Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 12011Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 62012Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 52013Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 42014Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 32015Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 12016Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 72017Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 62018Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 52019Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 32020Mother's DayObservance

Quick Facts

Many Romanians celebrate Mother’s Day (Ziua Mamei) on the first Sunday of May.

Mother's Day 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mother's Day 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017


Name in other languages

Ziua MameiRomanian
Mother's DayEnglish

List of dates for other years

Related holidays

Other holidays in May 2016 in Romania

Fun Holiday on May 1, 2016

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