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New Year's Day in Romania

Quick Facts

New Year’s Day (Anul Nou) and the following day, on January 1 and 2 respectively, are annual holidays in Romania.

Local names

NameLanguage
Anul nouRomanian
New Year's DayEnglish
NeujahrstagGerman

New Year's Day 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Day 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015
List of dates for other years

New Year’s Day (Anul Nou) is a public holiday in Romania on January 1 every year.

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Happy People

Friends welcoming the New Year with cheer and zest.

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What do people do?

Many Romanians have the day off work and school on New Year’s Day and the following day. It is a day for people to rest, meet with friends and family, and take part in various social activities. New Year's Day follows on from New Year's Eve.

Public life

January 1 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

New Year’s Day, January 1, marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar, which is used in many countries. New Year’s Day is a holiday that is celebrated worldwide.

Symbols

There are many superstitions that are associated with the New Year in Romania. For example, wearing red clothing symbolizes good luck and cheerfulness, while eating fish is supposed to bring wealth for the New Year. Babies born on New Year’s Day are considered to be lucky babies. Opening doors at midnight between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day symbolizes letting go of the passing year and starting the New Year. These are just a few of many symbols and beliefs regarding the New Year.

About New Year's Day in other countries

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New Year's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
MonJan 11990New Year's DayNational holiday
TueJan 11991New Year's DayNational holiday
WedJan 11992New Year's DayNational holiday
FriJan 11993New Year's DayNational holiday
SatJan 11994New Year's DayNational holiday
SunJan 11995New Year's DayNational holiday
MonJan 11996New Year's DayNational holiday
WedJan 11997New Year's DayNational holiday
ThuJan 11998New Year's DayNational holiday
FriJan 11999New Year's DayNational holiday
SatJan 12000New Year's DayNational holiday
MonJan 12001New Year's DayNational holiday
TueJan 12002New Year's DayNational holiday
WedJan 12003New Year's DayNational holiday
ThuJan 12004New Year's DayNational holiday
SatJan 12005New Year's DayNational holiday
SunJan 12006New Year's DayNational holiday
MonJan 12007New Year's DayNational holiday
TueJan 12008New Year's DayNational holiday
ThuJan 12009New Year's DayNational holiday
FriJan 12010New Year's DayNational holiday
SatJan 12011New Year's DayNational holiday
SunJan 12012New Year's DayNational holiday
TueJan 12013New Year's DayNational holiday
WedJan 12014New Year's DayNational holiday
ThuJan 12015New Year's DayNational holiday
FriJan 12016New Year's DayNational holiday
SunJan 12017New Year's DayNational holiday
MonJan 12018New Year's DayNational holiday
TueJan 12019New Year's DayNational holiday
WedJan 12020New Year's DayNational holiday

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Other holidays in January 2014 in Romania

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