New Year's Eve in Romania
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 countriesRead more about New Year's Eve.
New Year's Eve Observances
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|Sat||Dec 31||2016||New Year's Eve||National holiday|
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|Tue||Dec 31||2019||New Year's Eve||Observance|
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Quick FactsMany Romanians celebrate New Year’s Eve (Revelion) on December 31, the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
New Year's Eve 2016Saturday, December 31, 2016
New Year's Eve 2017Sunday, December 31, 2017
Name in other languages
|Ajunul Anului Nou||Romanian|
|New Year's Eve||English|
Other holidays in December 2016 in Romania
- National holiday – Thursday, December 1, 2016
- Extra Bridge Holiday – Friday, December 2, 2016
- Constitution Day – Thursday, December 8, 2016
- Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2016
- Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25, 2016
- Second day of Christmas – Monday, December 26, 2016