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New Year's Eve in Romania

Quick Facts

Many Romanians celebrate New Year’s Eve (Revelion) on December 31, the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

Local names

NameLanguage
Ajunul Anului NouRomanian
New Year's EveEnglish
SilvesterGerman

New Year's Eve 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015
List of dates for other years

New Year’s Eve (Revelion) is a popular observance in Romania, where people attend parties and watch fireworks to farewell the old year and to welcome the New Year.

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Celebrating the New Year with a warm welcome of fireworks.

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What do people do?

Many people attend social gatherings and stay up late on New Year’s Eve in anticipation of New Year’s Day. They wait until the stroke of midnight between December 31 and January 1 to give each other greetings and best wishes for New Year’s Day, such as “An nou fericit!”or “La mulți ani!”. Fireworks and firecrackers are also lit to welcome the New Year in many Romanian cities.

Public life

New Year’s Eve is an observance and not a national public holiday in Romania. It is a busy time in many cities as many people attend parties, social gatherings and other festive events to celebrate the New Year.

Background

New Year’s Eve January 1 marks the start of the New Year in the Gregorian calendar, used widely in many countries including Romania. New Year’s Eve is a festive celebration in many other places worldwide.

Symbols

There are many superstitions that come with ending the Old Year and welcoming the New Year in Romania. For example, wearing red clothing symbolizes good luck and cheerfulness. 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 associated with New Year’s Day.

About New Year's Eve in other countries

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New Year's Eve Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
MonDec 311990New Year's EveObservance
TueDec 311991New Year's EveObservance
ThuDec 311992New Year's EveObservance
FriDec 311993New Year's EveObservance
SatDec 311994New Year's EveObservance
SunDec 311995New Year's EveObservance
TueDec 311996New Year's EveObservance
WedDec 311997New Year's EveObservance
ThuDec 311998New Year's EveObservance
FriDec 311999New Year's EveObservance
SunDec 312000New Year's EveObservance
MonDec 312001New Year's EveObservance
TueDec 312002New Year's EveObservance
WedDec 312003New Year's EveObservance
FriDec 312004New Year's EveObservance
SatDec 312005New Year's EveObservance
SunDec 312006New Year's EveObservance
MonDec 312007New Year's EveObservance
WedDec 312008New Year's EveObservance
ThuDec 312009New Year's EveObservance
FriDec 312010New Year's EveObservance
SatDec 312011New Year's EveObservance
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SatDec 312016New Year's EveObservance
SunDec 312017New Year's EveObservance
MonDec 312018New Year's EveObservance
TueDec 312019New Year's EveObservance
ThuDec 312020New Year's EveObservance

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