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Children's Day in Romania

Children’s Day (Ziua Copilului) is a national holiday celebrated in Romania. It is held on June 1 every year.

Is Children's Day a Public Holiday?

Children's Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2019 it falls on a Saturday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Children's Day is a time to appreciate and value children in society.


What Do People Do?

Many schools have special events to celebrate Children’s Day in Romania. Some teachers give out certificates as a way of showing their appreciation for each child on this day. Community events, including art exhibitions displaying children’s work, are held to celebrate Children’s Day. Children’s Day is also promoted through newspapers, blogs, social media, television, and radio journalists in Romania. Some families have special dinners to celebrate Children’s Day at home.

Public Life

Children’s Day is a public holiday in Romania.


Children’s Day is not just an event in Romania, it is also celebrated in many different countries and is an official UN global observance. The Romanian Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Protection held a special Children’s Day celebration in 2012. Nearly 100 elementary and secondary school children who attended the event received a Minister of Children diploma. Parents and grandparents were also at the celebration.

Children’s Day in Romania became a national holiday in 2017.


Children’s paintings and other forms of artwork are often displayed in schools and public places as a way of promoting Children’s Day.

Children's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010TueJun 1Children's DayObservance
2011WedJun 1Children's DayObservance
2012FriJun 1Children's DayObservance
2013SatJun 1Children's DayObservance
2014SunJun 1Children's DayObservance
2015MonJun 1Children's DayObservance
2016WedJun 1Children's DayObservance
2017ThuJun 1Children's DayNational holiday
2017FriJun 2Children's Day (bridge holiday)National holiday
2018FriJun 1Children's DayNational holiday
2019SatJun 1Children's DayNational holiday
2020MonJun 1Children's DayNational holiday

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