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International Women's Day in Romania

Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of equal rights and opportunities for women. It is a popular observance in Romania on March 8, but it is also celebrated worldwide.

Women's Day in Romania recognizes the achievements made by women across the country.
Women's Day in Romania recognizes the achievements made by women across the country.
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What Do People Do?

Many women are given cards, flowers, and other gifts on Women’s Day in Romania. Women’s Day social events, including parties, dinners, and concerts, are held on March 8. Some Romanians celebrate the day in a similar fashion as Mother’s Day but Romanian law maintains that the official Mother’s Day is observed on the first Sunday of May.

Public Life

Women’s Day is an observance and not a public holiday in Romania.

Background

Women’s Day is celebrated both within Romania and in many other countries. The first International Women’s Day occurred on March 19 in 1911. The inaugural event, which included rallies and organized meetings, was a big success in some countries in Europe.

Symbols

Flowers, chocolates and other gifts symbolize one’s appreciation for women on Women’s Day.

International Women's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
MonMar 82010International Women's DayObservance
TueMar 82011International Women's DayObservance
ThuMar 82012International Women's DayObservance
FriMar 82013International Women's DayObservance
SatMar 82014International Women's DayObservance
SunMar 82015International Women's DayObservance
TueMar 82016International Women's DayObservance
WedMar 82017International Women's DayObservance
ThuMar 82018International Women's DayObservance
FriMar 82019International Women's DayObservance
SunMar 82020International Women's DayObservance

Quick Facts

Many people in Romania celebrate Women’s Day on March 8.

International Women's Day 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

International Women's Day 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Ziua Internațională a FemeiiRomanian
International Women's DayEnglish
Internationaler FrauentagGerman

List of dates for other years

Related holiday

Other holidays in March 2017 in Romania

United Nation Holiday on March 8, 2017

Fun Holiday on March 8, 2017

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