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Day after New Year's Day in Romania

The Day after New Year’s Day (Anul Nou) is a public holiday in Romania on January 2.

Family fun on the day after New Year's Day.
Family fun on the day after New Year's Day.
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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.

Public Life

January 2 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

January 2, which is the day after New Year’s Day, is part of the New Year celebrations in Romania. The New Year starts on January 1 in the Gregorian calendar, used in many countries including Romania. New Year’s Day is a holiday that is celebrated in many places 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.

Day after New Year's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SatJan 22010Day after New Year's DayNational holiday
SunJan 22011Day after New Year's DayNational holiday
MonJan 22012Day after New Year's DayNational holiday
WedJan 22013Day after New Year's DayNational holiday
ThuJan 22014Day after New Year's DayNational holiday
FriJan 22015Day after New Year's DayNational holiday
SatJan 22016Day after New Year's DayNational holiday
MonJan 22017Day after New Year's DayNational holiday
TueJan 22018Day after New Year's DayNational holiday
WedJan 22019Day after New Year's DayNational holiday
ThuJan 22020Day after New Year's DayNational holiday

Quick Facts

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

Day after New Year's Day 2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Day after New Year's Day 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Anul nouRomanian
Day after New Year's DayEnglish
Tag nach NeujahrGerman

List of dates for other years

Related holidays

Other holidays in January 2017 in Romania

Fun Holidays on January 2, 2017

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